AIRAH is a proud supporter and founding partner of TAKE2. 

TAKE2 is Victoria’s collective climate change program to help the state achieve net zero emissions by 2050. It is a Victorian government initiative that is applicable to all Australians, individuals, businesses, government and other organisations. 

Among the biggest challenges facing the refrigeration and air conditioning industry is the move to next-generation low-global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerants.

Some common hydro-fluorocarbon refrigerants for commercial air conditioning systems having GWP 1200 times that of carbon. At a time when climate change and building energy efficiency are very much front of mind this is an issue the industry must address.

HVAC&R is responsible for about 11 per cent of Australia’s total emissions and therefore must play a part in any discussion about Australia’s energy use, building sustainability and emissions. 

AIRAH understands its role as the voice for the industry. To demonstrate this, AIRAH has partnered with the Victorian Government to become a Founding Partner of TAKE2 – Australia’s only government-led, climate change pledge initiative.  

Victoria is the first Australian state to legislate its net zero emissions by 2050 target. It’s also set ambitious renewable energy targets of 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025, which will create around 11,000 new Victorian jobs.

Delivered by Sustainability Victoria, TAKE2 provides organisations and individuals free, tailored, practical advice about reducing climate change. It suggests climate change actions, relevant to businesses, individuals and other organisations can take, such as:  
  • Buying renewable energy for your business
  • Encouraging staff to switch off equipment they’re not using
  • Setting waste reduction targets
  • Teaching staff efficient driving techniques.

Currently, 380 organisations (including over 250 businesses) and thousands of individuals have committed to taking more than 30,000 actions on climate change through TAKE2. 

AIRAH is encouraging members to make the TAKE2 pledge – as both businesses and individuals – and join the fight to help keep the temperature rise under two degrees.
Join the thousands already fighting climate change with TAKE2, and take the pledge to help keep the temperature rise to under two degrees. 

Click here to view the TAKE2 website or AIRAH's TAKE2 profile page here.