November 11, 2015

Refrigerant Phase out could lead to huge carbon cuts

11 November 2015

Australia could cut carbon emissions by seven per cent from the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigerant industry alone if a move to phase out hydrofluorocarbons is realised, according to the Australian Refrigeration Association. Australia could cut carbon emissions by seven per cent from the heating, ventilation, airconditioning and refrigerant industry alone if a move…

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HFC Refrigerants Are History

11 November 2015

Interview with Climate Control News re the phase out /down of synthetic refrigerants. Edwards says OEMs are moving to low GWP refrigerants and they are doing it now. This is a global reality. It is now clear that the technology that underpins the vast majority of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HVACR) is at a tipping…

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ARA, Hychill and Engas Press on Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

11 November 2015

The Australian Refrigeration Association (ARA), Engas and Hychill have released a joint press release about the natural refrigerants market and its evolving DNA. It contains facts regarding the role of hydrocarbons and natural refrigerants within the Australian economy together with reflections on the future of refrigerants, which is looking more and more natural. The press…

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Brett Fraser / A Gas – You Have Got To Be Kidding

11 November 2015

We describe how Brett Fraser’s article in CCN May 26 was riddled with errors and misrepresentation. Your article in CCN of May 26 was riddled with errors and misrepresentation. Here’s the truth. HCFCs are history. HFCs are on their way out. The future is natural refrigerants vs. HFOs. Any other characterization of the industry is…

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The Importance of HVACR Training

11 November 2015

Developments in HVACR training and the role of the Industry Skills Fund to enable SME training. Industry Skills Fund Australian businesses can now apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce under the federal government’s new $476 million Industry Skills Fund. Assistant Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Fund, which will…

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Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment

11 November 2015

There are major energy savings available from air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) in Australia, in the order of $10 billion per year. Accessing these savings requires significant changes in the way we design and manage for HVACR energy efficiency in all uses of HVACR and across the entire built environment; residential, commercial, industrial. There are…

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Who is Responsible for Getting HVACR Right

11 November 2015

The factors that are driving technology change in the HVACR industry. Edwards describes the need to consider energy management, heat lead management and mechanical engineering. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration are pervasive. Pretty much everyone uses and relies on HVACR systems. There are over 50 million installations in Australia. They consume 23% of the electricity we…

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How Natural Refrigerants will shape the future

11 November 2015

Australian Refrigeration Association (ARA) president Tim Edwards outlines the role of natural refrigerant-based technology (NRBT) in the development of the HVACR industry in Australia and worldwide. Australian Refrigeration Association (ARA) president Tim Edwards outlines the role of natural refrigerant-based technology (NRBT) in the development of the HVACR industry in Australia and worldwide. The natural refrigerants are ammonia,…

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November 10, 2015

Bob Baldwin MP Chairs Ministerial Roundtable on the OPSGG Management Act – Media Release [181015]

10 November 2015

Bob Baldwin (Federal MP for Paterson) chaired a Ministerial Roundtable for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry on Friday Oct 16 on behalf of Minister Hunt. The meeting was ground breaking because he called for what amounts to a new beginning for the development of the Ozone Protection Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act: the federal legislation that underpins…

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