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July 2008

 

 

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The trouble with Section J

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In 2000, as part of the Australian Government’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy, and with the support of all State and Territory Governments, the introduction of minimum energy performance standards in the Building Code of Australia were agreed to. Eight years on, Section J continues to mystify some, and frustrate others.

 

Skills workshop: Insulation part 2

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This is the second installment in HVAC & R Nation®’s series covering insulation. This month our guest contributor, Blair Freeman, will describe some of the types of insulation available to be used within the HVAC&R industry - including their direct applications.

 

Australian Automotive air

(full article)

Last month, HVAC&R Nation revealed the history of in-vehicle air conditioning. While so much is known of the American industry, it seems Australia’s history and the pioneers who shaped the industry is largely undocumented. This month, we touch on what we know, and why VASA is making it a priority to discover it.

 

Evolution of automotive heating

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This is the second part in HVAC&R Nation®’s two part series on conditioning automotive air. Last month we turned back the clocks and discovered how automotive air conditioning has evolved since the turn of the century. This month we look at the evolution of automotive heating. From early portable heaters to modern heating system controls, we find out how our forefathers kept their feet warm.

 

 

 

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