SS06: Cold Hard Facts - An Annual Update

Following the publication of the third major report in the Cold Hard Facts research series (CHF3) in 2018, the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment commissioned the Expert Group to immediately begin compilation of raw data from 2017 and 2018 to publish in a new edition of Cold Hard Facts in 2019. Thereafter Expert Group have been contracted to produce annual updates incorporating 2019 data into an edition for publication in 2020, and again in 2021.

The annual updates of Cold Hard Facts will focus on changes to the bank of refrigerants in Australia. This requires the stock model of installed equipment to be updated and will reveal annual rates of change in adoption of new technology and new refrigerants, data and trends that will enable improved forecasting of demand for HFCs.

As the market introduces and employs more and more non-HFC refrigerants that are not required to be reported at the point of importation, capturing data on imports of pre-charged equipment and on consumption of bulk gas, will require active industry participation.


HVAC&R Industry Groups; Industry Associations; Government & policy makers and other interested parties.


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Presenter: Michael McCann, Principal Consultant, Expert Group

Michael McCann has been a consultant on energy and greenhouse programs, policy and practice since 1991. He has been involved in projects covering many aspects of residential and commercial energy efficiency, equipment energy efficiency, renewable energy, fuels and emissions, and alternative fuels with both Federal and State Government agencies, and with industry.

Among other things, Michael’s work in the last decade has involved economic and regulatory assessment and provision of advice and support to Government on aspects of the MEPS programs for appliances and equipment, including running testing programs for and advising on regulation of computer energy use, and on commercial HVAC and air-conditioning systems. He has worked extensively on the issues of peak demand management. The last ten years particularly has included extensive research and analysis in HVAC&R, synthetic greenhouse gas markets, supply chains and end uses and commercial energy efficiency.





Presenter: Peter Brodribb, Managing Director, Expert Group

Peter Brodribb is a professional engineer with extensive hands on experience. Peter has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree (Hons) and an MBA, both from the University of Melbourne. Peter has more than two decades experience in the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and the refrigerated cold chain (HVAC&R) industries. In 2006 he founded the Expert Group, providing research and independent technical consulting services for Federal and State policy makers, inter-governmental agencies, industry associations and corporations in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Energy efficiency, refrigerants, technical standards, good policy and best practice are a primary focus of the business. One of many Expert Group publications is the Cold hard facts series.




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