2013 Australian Summer Study on Energy Efficiency and Decentralised Energy

Following the Energy Efficiency Council’s successful Conference in December 2012, the Australian Alliance to Save Energy is holding a three day Summer Study on Energy Efficiency and Decentralised Energy from 27 February – 1 March 2013, Novotel Brighton Beach, Sydney. For more details click here. read more →

Important Notice – Energy Ratings Registrations

State-based registrations close 5 pm Friday 28th September 2012. Enquiries should be directed to the energy ratings mailbox-  energyrating@climatechange.gov.au read more →

How to effectively manage the impact of the HFC refrigerant levy

The introduction of the Clean Energy Future Plan on 1 July 2012 has resulted in synthetic greenhouse gas (SGG) refrigerants attracting an “equivalent carbon price” based on their global warming potential (GWP). The following AIRAH HFC refrigerant levy fact sheets provide information on how to effectively manage the changes the levy has brought. Fact sheet 1.. read more →

Forum on Retrofitting Lower Grade Buildings for Sustainability

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) will be holding a forum on retrofitting lower-grade commercial buildings for sustainability. Three building owners will share their experiences of building refurbishment: the benefits, challenges, pitfalls and lessons learned. Also, Sustainability Victoria will discuss findings from recently completed research into this most topical subject. read more →

Draft National Building Energy Standard released for public consultation.

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency on behalf of the Energy Efficiency Working Group (E2WG) of the Select Council on Climate Change has issued a draft National Building Energy Standard-Setting, Assessment and Rating Framework for public consultation. read more →

GEMS Legislation

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed in 2009 to expand the successful Equipment Energy Efficiency Program to a wider range of products and move the program to a national footing to ensure greater consistency in regulations and administration for Australian businesses. The Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) legislation is in response to this.. read more →

Sales Data Reporting

AREMA supports the reporting of sales data to the Governement to ensure that it is better informed when developing new policy. read more →