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New housing subdivisions, smaller yards and a dependence on air conditioning have resulted in a 30 per cent decline in Australian residential trees in the past decade.

The healthy lifestyle mantra that has transformed consumer eating habits has now reached the air conditioning industry.

An imaginative approach to polymer surface coating has produced a sustainable way to remove mercury from water – while also preventing metal corrosion and solvent damage to plastic PVC pipes.

Corrosion is a long-standing problem for HVAC professionals that can lead to serious breakdowns, especially in the data centre where 24/7 availability is essential.

A building that is setting the benchmark in Australia is Sydney’s Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) which is scheduled for completion later this year.

Dr Cara Doherty is part of the CSIRO team that has overcome the challenge of transporting temperature-dependent vaccines.

STC has initiated an Australian first with the development of a national set of assessments for HVAC.

R32 dominates the single split systems market and is now starting to make an appearance in larger applications with charges up to 100kg.

Industry has been hit hard by COVID-19 with revenues set to fall 7.5 per cent to $8.4 billion this financial year.

Carrier Global Corporation has signed a binding agreement to acquire Toshiba’s global VRF and light commercial HVAC business.

Climate Control News,in partnership with the Australian Refrigeration Council, has officially launched NextGen 2022.

Apprentice and trainee commencements grew nationally to 47 785 (or by 114 per cent) in the June quarter 2021 compared with the same quarter in 2020.

Industry groups from around the world will come together next month to host a free educational session Breaking down RAC industry silos.

Australia’s 115,000 RAC technicians have reduced emissions of ozone depleting gases by more than 25 mega tonnes.

Residents are preparing to move into the first residential development in Australia to achieve Passivehaus Plus certification.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is developing a new approach for liquid desiccant dehumidification to drastically reduce energy use.