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The lights themselves are dual spectrum, so they can switch between regular visual lighting and UV-C.

AIRAH has also pointed to the US Department of Homeland Security’s recently released guidance on the essential critical infrastructure workforce.

The industry group’s executive director, Sumit Oberoi, said AMCA members have begun engaging with clients to initiate plans that would minimise the risk of transmission.

Seeley International joined a call by the Australian Industry Group for the Federal Government to clarify its definition of an essential service during the outbreak, to minimise unintended and potentially disastrous consequences.

The industry association has published documents with recommendations for building owners, operators and maintenance personnel on air-filtration, ventilation and maintenance procedures.

This project will begin in July 2020 and continue through to March 2021 with a submission ready to be finalised in July 2021.

Advice on mitigating the risk from coronavirus largely focuses on hand hygiene and avoiding unwell people but Zimmermann warns that viral cross infection occurs via the air as well as from physical contact.

NSW Energy and Environment Minister, Matt Kean, said the plan will support the creation of almost 2,400 new jobs including 1,700 jobs in regional areas.

During the second reading of the proposed bill last month, Wilkie, said Australia's domestic emissions are large, but the nation’s exported emissions are even larger.

Infrastructure contributes around 70 per cent of Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Issues Paper: Reshaping Infrastructure for a net zero emissions future.

ATSE CEO, Kylie Walker, said Australia generates around 67 million tonnes of waste per year – but with the rapid evolution of technology and sustainable engineering practices – it can become a major resource.

The Preparedness Resources page provides building owners, operators and engineers with guidance on how to best protect occupants from exposure to the virus, especially in relation to airborne particles that might be circulated through buildings’ HVAC systems.

Mitigation and adaptation against climate change cannot be successful without engineering solutions.

Although it is a small player in the VRF market, Carrier is looking for double digit organic growth in this sector over the next five years.

Case studies will be completed by the end of March followed by the first beta release of the standard by the end of April.

Queensland is promoting a RAC licence without RAC-specific competencies which will encourage illegal activity and sub-standard work.