October 2015





Taking the heat
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The complexities of heat-load calculation scored a mention in mainstream media recently when a Dutch university study leant weight to the notion that established air conditioning design temperatures are in some way sexist. They’re not, of course, but they can be a bit complicated. We try and simplify it for you. Sean McGowan reports.

Isolated energy
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An initiative to improve energy efficiency in Queensland’s 33 off-grid isolated communities has paid dividends, as Sean McGowan reports.

Skills Workshop: HVACa∓R optimisation - Ventilation and air flow part 2
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Continuing on from last month’s insight into energy consumption reduction approaches involving air flows and ventilation systems, we will look at night purge – a strategy that can produce up to 20 per cent compressor start-up energy reduction.


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