Summer 2021-22

The full issue is mailed to AIRAH members and available for members online, or the hard copy is available to purchase here for three months. 





The haus wins
(full article)
With an ever-growing list of successful projects around the country, Passivhaus has proven to be as effective in Australian climates as elsewhere around the world. 
Very chill 

(full article)  

A centralised dual-stage, low-charge NH3 refrigeration plant with batch blast freezing at a new refrigerated warehouse in Melbourne is believed to represent a world first.

Wooden it be good

(full article)  

The use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) has been on the rise in Australia for a number of years, with a host of projects taking advantage of its versatility, sustainability and ease of construction.

Planning for carbon neutral in existing buildings

(full article)  

This paper explores the role of optimisation of existing infrastructure, onsite renewable and non-renewable generation, hardware changes and energy-procurement activities in achieving carbon neutral status for a mixed-use building in Melbourne, with consideration to moving electricity and gas grid factors (cost and emissions) across 15 years.

By Grace Foo, M.AIRAH