Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH)

Journal article

Comparison of building energy codes in Australia, United States and China for Australian commercial building energy conservation

Building energy codes have been widely implemented in the world to regulate energy consumption and CO2 emissions from the building sector. In order to assess the impacts of building energy codes on Australian building performance, this paper has compared the energy efficiency requirements of the...
Journal article

Rich harvest

In days of yore, building a sustainable family residence meant spending substantially more than for a regulation dwelling. Yet an engineer and an artist have constructed a positive-energy home at less than the usual cost of construction. Read the full article in Ecolibrium, the official...

Opportunity knocks: Accelerating energy efficiency for mid-tier buildings

The Green Building Council of Australia with the Property Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), Energy Efficiency Council, Facilities Management Association of Australia, City of Sydney, City of Melbourne and CitySwitch have produced a policy framework addressing the potential...

Future of HVAC – in a net-zero world

This paper provides a snapshot of future HVAC in a net-zero world, and outlines some of the mainthemes from the workshop discussions such as:

Researching the researcher

AIRAH conducted a short and informal survey on activity within the HVAC&R research space in Australia and received 57 responses. This report provides the survey results and a snapshot of the HVAC&R research activity as at 2013.