April 2019






Passive impressive
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Last month, students at Monash University’s Peninsula Campus moved into a new 150-room accommodation complex built to Passivhaus standards. As Sean McGowan reports, the project forms part of the University’s commitment to producing net‑zero emissions by 2030. 
King in the north

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Built as part of a continuing $2.9 billion regeneration of Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds, 25 King is Australia’s largest and tallest engineered timber office building. Sean McGowan reports on a project that has pushed boundaries in construction, sustainability and indoor environment quality.

Life in the slow lane

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As Australia’s population grows older, we are seeing greater investment in aged-care development, and a focus on ensuring that the heating and cooling systems are as efficient and effective as possible.

Case study – Delivery of a scalable HFC‑free and gas fuel-free warm climate supermarket

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In the past decade the Australian commercial refrigeration and air conditioning industry has been mired by uncertainty surrounding synthetic greenhouse gas regulation. However, the prospect of an HFC-free industry on the horizon has provided the impetus for a new cycle of innovation towards low-HFC and HFC-free refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

By Dario Ferlin, M.AIRAH