Heating ventilation and air conditioning

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Fact sheet

Fact Check: Do more people die in Australia than Sweden due to poorly heated homes?

Liberal MP Craig Kelly claims that poorly heated homes cause more deaths in Australia than in Sweden, despite our milder winters.
Report

Mainstreaming high performance commercial building HVAC – stage 2 report

This report presents a summary of the findings and activities of Stage 2 of the LCL-CRC research project RP 1033 “High Performance Commercial Building HVAC”.
Report

Mainstreaming high performance commercial building HVAC – stage 3 report

This report presents a summary of the findings and activities of Stage 3 of the LCL-CRC research project RP 1033 “High Performance Commercial Building HVAC”.
Conference paper

Near-roof air temperatures: modelling the implications for HVAC performance and cool roofs

Conventionally in building performance simulations (BPS), it is assumed that air entering outdoor HVAC equipment is at the outdoor ‘ambient’ temperature, obtained from a weather file. However, significant spatial variations exist in outdoor air temperature fields, especially within the thermal boundary layers that form near...
Report

Concentrated solar thermal systems and absorption HVAC systems

The project aimed to explore the feasibility of using solar thermal collectors to drive single, double, and triple effect absorption chillers.
Conference paper

Overheating risk in the Australian nationwide house energy rating scheme: A case study of Adelaide

Heatwaves are Australia’s most deadly natural hazard and the principle driver of peak electricity demand in South Australia. The disproportionately high peak demand increases electricity prices, causes occasional blackouts and exacerbates energy poverty, all of which limit the use of air-conditioning. Meanwhile, the desire for...
Report

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.
Report

AIRAH Advocacy: Policy and Advocacy Positions 2017 – 2020

A position paper from Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) detailing their positions on resilience, sustainability, compliance, refrigerant transition and innovation & research in the HVAC&R industry.
Report

HVAC&R Research Summit Brief Report 2014

“How can industry establish and maintain a strong culture of research and development and higher education training in HVAC&R?” There is a significant need for leadership, a strategic agenda and good communications between industry and researchers. These are the core findings of a “HVAC&R R&D”...
Conference paper

Indoor air condition in narrow living spaces

Purpose - It is rather easy to control thermal air conditions in narrow-air tight living spaces. However, it is not so easy to keep good air quality in the spaces. Indoor air condition is especially important to keep the health condition of the people. We...