April 19, 2016

Guide to submitting public comments to DR AS NZS 5149 (public comment round 2) closing May 3

19 April 2016

Submission to Standards Australia This is to make you aware of a further round of public consultation by Standards Australia (ME006) regarding DR ISO 5149 (refrigeration & air conditioning standards) and DR ISO 817 (refrigerant classification). These standards are fundamental to the HVACR industry. The proposed standard is seriously flawed. We have provided a guide to…

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April 13, 2016

HVACR Energy Efficiency Seminar Breaks Through [160406]

13 April 2016

  The ARA seminar on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HVACR) held on Tuesday, April 5 attracted a wide range of HVACR stakeholders. The importance and opportunity for energy efficiency presented at the event was compelling with a series of new technology announcements and proof of performance across many HVACR sectors. You can access this important information from B2BForums…

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March 11, 2016

Is Natural Refrigerant Based Technology the Future of the HVACR industry? Yes – and the proof is here!

11 March 2016

We have compiled a series of sources of information that you can draw on to learn about the benefits of natural refrigerants and the many organisations that support their use. Together they represent a great deal of expertise and independent authority calling for the use of natural refrigerant based technology because it is superior in every way. Links…

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The Food Retailing Industry Commits to Natural Refrigerants [160128]

11 March 2016

One of the most important global organisations in the food industry has made an unequivocal commitment to use natural refrigerant-based technology for energy efficiency and emissions reduction in refrigeration. The Consumer Goods Forum has released a policy that says they are taking their refrigeration systems to natural refrigerant-based technologies. In the document: “Refrigeration Commitments &…

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Climate Change Is Not Just About Carbon

11 March 2016

This is being delivered to the “Environmental Press” because there is far too little written about the climate change impact and cost of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry. We believe your readers need to be better informed. The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (R&AC) Industry is a major source of global warming: R&AC will be…

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February 10, 2016
February 1, 2016

ARA Welcome to 2016 [160129]

1 February 2016

2016 is the turning point for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (R&AC) industry. It is important because the HVACR suppliers and users have major cost reduction opportunities through energy efficiency and emissions reduction. Australia has the opportunity to adopt policies that will reduce the cost of HVACR services by $10B pa and reduce national emissions…

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Industry Submissions to the OPSGG MA Review Raised Major Issues [160115]

1 February 2016

I promised to keep you informed about the development of the federal legislation regarding the refrigeration and air conditioning industry (R&AC): the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases Management Act. We have reviewed the submissions and summarized our findings pertaining to the R&AC industry in the following. Fascinating stuff. You can find the submissions on…

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