• ARBS MOVES TO AUGUST 2022

    6 Sep 2021 / By: Amanda Searle
    With consideration to the ongoing implications of COVID-19, and after discussions with the MCEC, ARBS Exhibitions have made the decision to move the event, scheduled for April 2022, to 16-18 August 2022. ARBS 2022 was scheduled for 27-29 April 2022. Exhibition Manger, Sue Falcke said the decision
  • Update on the regulation of refrigerants

    8 Apr 2020 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Patrick McInerney, Director, International Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Section, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment This informative and free to attend presentation will take a look at the government update on the regulation
  • Cyber Security and the Emergence of Smart Buildings

    8 Apr 2020 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For anyone involved within smart buildings it remains vital to stay connected to key developments in the industry, especially as the evolution of technology impacts the delivery of smarter and safer buildings. Of interest to the industry will be the ARBS Speaker Se
  • February Outlook by Ian Hopkins, ARBS Chairman

    11 Feb 2020 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The HVAC&R and building services industry is undergoing a transformation where  we are seeing an increased demand for technologies that support higher efficiency equipment and lower GWP refrigerants coupled with a shift toward products that enhance the custome
  • New Green Star standards proposed

    11 Feb 2020 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released draft credits against its latest rating tool, Green Star for New Buildings, establishing detailed requirements to redefine sustainability for new buildings and major refurbishments. These new standards are
  • New information videos on air conditioning labels

    11 Feb 2020 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With the upcoming launch on 1 April 2020 of the new label requirements for air conditioners, the Department of the Environment and Energy (who are responsible for managing the Energy Rating website) have released a series of information videos to assist with the ne
  • Outlook: by Ian Hopkins, ARBS Chairman

    6 Dec 2019 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are excited to bring this new segment to Connect from ARBS Chairman, Mr Ian Hopkins. With over 40 years of industry experience, including roles of CEO and Chairman of Norman Disney Young, Ian will delve into the hot topics in HVAC&R and building services via
  • COAG Update Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings

    6 Dec 2019 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]COAG Energy Ministers at a meeting on 22 November 2019 have agreed to update the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings to cover existing buildings. This is the second stage of the national plan delivering zero energy (and carbon) ready buildings for Australia and inc
  • ARBS WorldSkills Winner Takes Bronze in Russia

    4 Nov 2019 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Patrick Brennan, a refrigeration and air conditioning apprentice who won gold at the WorldSkills competition held at ARBS 2018, has been awarded bronze at the 45th WorldSkills International Championships in Kazan, Russia. The gold medal was co-awarded to Russian ch
  • Engineers Registration Bill 2019 Passed

    4 Nov 2019 / By: Amanda Searle
    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] EARN CPD POINTS AT ARBS SEMINARS! The Victorian Legislative Council (the Upper House) voted on and passed the Professional Engineers Registration Bill 2019, which will introduce broad-based registration for engineers via the Professional Engineers Re