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Past Issues

A complete listing of Ecolibrium technical papers is located in the technical papers index (1948-2011). Download the technical papers index


  2014
     


   




May
  • Taking a stand
  • Q&A: Paul Stoller, M.AIRAH
  • Fabricating the future
  • Best western?
  • Lucky no.8
  • Reconciling automated and user control mixed-mode office buildings
  • A beginner's guide to better simulations 
April 
  • Show and tell
  • Fluid ideas
  • Best in class
  • Stand and deliver
  • Science imperative
  • Testing inverter type air conditioners for field performance
  • From the CEO: The problem with non-compliance



March
  • When AC for PT is not OK
  • The new crop
  • 5x4
  • Keepin' it real
  • Council House 2 (CH2) in review



February
  • The new space race
  • Flaming star
  • The energy beneath our feet
  • Wooden heart
  • The truth about the Air Diffusion Performance Index (APDI)


     




       

  2013
     


   




December
  • A sense of excitement
  • So what do you think about BIM?
  • Killer queen
  • Introducing BOSSA: The Building Occupants Survey System Australia

November
  • From the CEO
  • Q&A: Robert Morris-Nunn
  • Galaxy Quest
  • When energy efficiency kicks in
  • An evaluation of cooling system water efficiencies and efficiency improvement strategies within Victoria, Australia, 2008-2011
October
  • A lifeline for cancer patients
  • Power to the kids
  • The El Dorado of HVAC?
  • HVAC and healthcare
  • Centre of wellness
  • Floor swirl diffusers: Types and applications

September
  • Bishop to king
  • Q&A: Neil Savery
  • Researching the researcher
  • The BIM express
  • Solar chimneys do draw but mainly they just suck



     




August
  • 1960s revolution
  • Q&A: Graeme Dewerson, App.AIRAH
  • Pacific heights
  • Across the ocean
  • Centre of attention
  • Practical experience of applying ammonia and hydrocarbon refrigeration systems for standard refrigeration and air conditioning applications – Part two

July
  • 50 shades of green
  • Passive building, active occupant
  • The learning life cycle
  • Underground movement
  • Practical experience of applying ammonia and hydrocarbon refrigeration systems for standard refrigeration and air conditioning applications – Part one
June
  • Air apparent
  • It's academic
  • Arena spectacular
  • No. 4 Mort Street reaches for the stars


May
  • Norman Conquest
  • Control odyssey
  • Trigen transformation
  • Shedding the past
  • Duct leakage and leakage testing – A case study








April
  • To live by the code
  • Punching above its weight?
  • On Her Majesty's service
  • Number crunchers
  • Reducing energy use in the cold storage industry – A case study
  • AIRAH's member survey
March
  • Water works
  • Blazing cool
  • It's all about the performance


February
  • Too cool for school
  • The house of nous
  • Thermal coupling of cooling and heating systems

 
       

  2012
     


   




December
  • Tablet revolution
  • Sydney's new darling
  • A ray of sunshine
  • Refrigerants Back to the future?


November
  • The gem
  • Inside job
  • Unlocking retrofit potential
  • Condensation in residential buildings Part 2: Hygrothermal analysis
October
  • Q&A Professor Tim Flannery 
  • The culture clause
  • Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital
  • The function at the junction

September
  • The science of building evolution
  • Q&A: Dominique Hes
  • Absolute activity
  • One vision
  • Fast computation of incident solar radiation from preliminary to final building design







August
  • Cool energy savings
  • Energy carrot
  • The house of ice
  • Closing the loop: Office tower simulation assumptions vs reality

July
  • All kitted out
  • Pier reviewed
  • The grid, decentralised
  • Revamped heartland
  • Spark of inspiration
June
  • Q&A: Jerry Yudelson
  • The Omega directive
  • Issues and solutions to more realistically simulate conventional and cool roofs

May
  • The AIRAH Industry Summit 2012
  • The meeting place
  • Change agent
  • Softy, softly
  • Q&A: Jason McLennan
  • Total ellipse
  • Making the Case For Energy Metering







April
  • Sound advice on green design
  • Commission possible too?
  • New-look building commissioning
  • Making an exhibition of themselves
  • Kitchen confidential

March
  • Good Charlotte
  • Higher learning
  • Air tightness of Australian office buildings: Reality versus typical assumptions used in energy performance simulation 

February
  • Generational change
  • More than comfort
  • Q&A: Tony Arnel
  • Turning the corner
  • CFD Benchmarking: Hamer Hall Auditorium case study



       
 December 2011
- Soft sell
- Wireless evolution
- The natural
- High-Performance VAV Systems
November 2011
- A super supermarket
- A price on carbon
- Western star
- Retro-commissioning a 55,000m² office in Melbourne, Australia
 October 2011
- High-performance space
- Source code
- The thinker
- For art’s sake
- Energy simulation of existing buildings and refurbishments
September 2011
- Q&A: Professor Dr Ardeshir Mahdavi
- Haus rules
- Out of the box
- ‘C’ for control
- Blue-sky thinking
- Walls to heat, cool
 
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August 2011
- Handling the rejection- Tropic wonder
- Clean lines
-Tenability criteria for design of smoke hazard management systems
- Simulation registration
July 2011
- Editorial: Is less more? By Matt Dillon
- Solar flair
- The quest for beautiful simplicity
- Q & A: Val MacGregor
- The latest model
- The 3D textbook
- An exemplary low-energy office building incorporating phase-change material
- Rocky Mountain high

June 2011
- Mind the gap
- Great Dane
- Mission: Control
- User perceptions and feedback from the ”best” sustainable buildings in the world
May 2011
- Best practice
- Port power
- Stockholm syndrome
- Testing of HFO-1234yf and R152a as mobile air conditioning refrigerant replacements
- BS keynotes announced


 

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April 2011
- A standard update
- Carry on up the Nile
- Independence day
- (Hard) drive for efficiency
- Tri-generation for data centres: Lessons learnt from a recent installation


March 2011

- Plenty in the pipeline at AIRAH
- The young ones
 - The new black?
- Best practice examples of reduced power consumption in building services and refrigeration by integrated control of EC fans and motors 

February 2011
- East coast chill factor
- Well worth it
- Clear vision
- A magic night
- The name of the library
- Achieving air-change effectiveness for Green Star IEQ-2 Office Design with CFD simulations: Diffuser performance 


December 2010

- The past and the future
- Model citizens
- An 80s classic revived
- Energy Renaissance
- Solar Cooling in Australia: The Future of Air Conditioning?

 

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November 2010      

- Creating comfort, no more or less
- The inn crowd
- Plumbing the depths
- Why determining thermal loads through windows is such a pane (part 2)
- Member survey results

 

October 2010      

- Commercial Building Disclosure: A national energy efficiency program
- New ward order
- Water wise?
- An enhanced model of care
- Why determining thermal loads through windows is such a pane

September 2010      

- The new Arkitecture
- A home away from home
- Interpreting the green dream
- A study in innovation
- Fire Engineering Solution for Ecological Sustainable Development (ESD) Design
- A Case Study

 August 2010

- Control issues
- The plant room
- Presidential address
- Thankyou Captain Obvious
- The effect of return air path on achieving air-change effectiveness for Green Star IEQ-2 Office Design using CFD simulations 

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 July 2010

- Royal Crown review 
- Hangin' with Herman
- Scoped out
- The Potential Energy Savings through the use of adaptive comfort cooling setpoints in fully air conditioned Australian office buildings, a simulation study

 June 2010
- Talkin' bout trigeneration
- Delivering the goods
- Ducts in a row
- Harmonics demystified

 May 2010
- How has the GFC affected you?
- If it doesn't perform, it can't be green!
- Golden arches, Green performance
- Commercial Bismuth Telluride-based Peltier Plates for Use as Heat Flux Transducers (A Concept)

April 2010

- A guiding hand
- British (power) reserve
- Hip to be square
- Coded response
- The possible reductions in energy and water consumption, and CO2 emissions when using CO2 refrigeration for building cooling and heating 

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 March 2010
- Picture perfect
- High and mighty
- Optimisation from the inside out
- Where's the consistency?
- Acoustic design in green buildings

 

 February 2010
- Harbour master
- Coutdown to ARBS
- God's work
- Optimisation of Passive Ventilation Design for Public Assembly Buildings in a Tropical Climate

 December 2009
- Every precious drop
- Emily's cool idea
- Human factors: the bottom line
- Surpassing expectations: An integrated approach to design, delivery, commissioning and post occupancy evaluation

 November 2009

- Together we stand
- The new wave
- Feel the power
- Achieving the green dream by the use of natural refrigerants

 

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October 2009

- Citi slicker - the world's first LEED platinum-rated data centre
- The demands of data
- Mr Resilience - meet Mick Pearce
- NABERS takes it indoors

September 2009

- Office works - Umow Lai's 6 Star Green Star fit-out
- The green imperative: engineers and sustainability
- Mission: commission

  

 

August 2009

- Shop til you drop your CO2 emissions
- Retail therapy
- The human factor
- Performance of smoke reservoirs protected by mechanical exhaust

July 2009

- Cold comfort
- Playing the hand that's been dealt
- Outstanding!
- Energy and water monitoring for existing buildings 

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June 2009

- High tech sustainability
- Cogeneration
- DOAS and humidity control

May 2009

- The refurbishment of 55 St Andrews Place
- Praising Arizona
- Ripe for the picking

April 2009

- Managing Energy and Comfort
- Engineering for a healthier environment
- Cool fire training, naturally

March 2009

- Lowdown on the CPRS
- Congeneration - a technical perspective
- RFID technologies for cold chain applications 

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February 2009

- Hot in the city
- Cool house
- Manhattan maestro (an interview with Bruce Fowle)
- The house as organism 

December 2008

- In the face of the skills shortage
- Distant shores
- The lobbyist
- Higher aspirations 

November 2008

- The many benefits of green roofs
- Meet Professor Bill Rees
- Cooling the Large Hadron Collider 

October 2008

- The working overseas option
- Meet Peter Verwer
- Universities go green

 

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September 2008

- Secondary loop chilled water in super high-rise
- High eficiency at Ikea Logan
- Carbon trading and HVAC&R 

August 2008

- Energy standards for chillers
- Australian supermarket first
- Mandatory energy performance disclosure

 

July 2008

- Convention scene turns green
- Geothermal heat exchange
- Ice slurry technology review

 

June 2008

- ARBS 2008 wrap up
- NABERS rating tools
- Energy efficiency an existing buildings

 

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May 2008

- Cold Chain
- Supermarket refrigeration
- Compressor market review

 

April 2008

- Comprehensive ARBS 2008 preview
- Maintenance, energy and pre-loved buildings 

March 2008

- Pre-loved buildings
- AIRAH Awards
- Energy performance contracts 

February 2008

- Energy efficiency
- Ammonia emergency response
- Magnetic refrigeration