Summer 2020–21

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One building at a time
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Atelier Ten’s Priya Gandhi, M.AIRAH, says good design can solve the climate crisis. 
Big tank on campus

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University of Queensland Gatton has installed a district cooling system and thermal energy storage tank to take advantage of excess solar energy generated by its large-scale solar PV farm.  

Different wavelengths 

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Can ultraviolet light help limit the spread of COVID-19? Ecolibrium assembled a panel with diverse opinions to discuss UV-c technology in HVAC systems.

The power of three 

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The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre’s (PICAC) new Narre Warren campus in south‑east Melbourne is the first net zero energy education and research facility to be built in Victoria.

The young ones 

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Ecolibrium speaks to 30 AIRAH members under the age of 30 about a number of issues, including their challenges, dream jobs and thoughts on AIRAH.

Section J Case Study series: Building façade

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Building fabric Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) provisions are covered under Part J1. The focus of this case study will be Part J1.5 Walls and Glazing, because it represents the section of greatest change between the 2016 National Construction Code (NCC) and the current NCC.

By Grace Foo, M.AIRAH, and Hongsen Zhang, M.AIRAH