Expert Group Melbourne Australia
Expert Group

Independent Technical & Policy Advice

Refrigerant Emissions in Australia: Sources, Causes and Remedies, prepared for the Federal Department of Environment, Ozone and Synthetic Gas Team. This assignment was commissioned to establish a greater understanding of the sources and causes of refrigerant leaks and technical standards that could reduce leaks on small to medium commercial refrigeration, and the quantitative benefits of such standards before making policy decisions. The study incorporated three concurrent research activities:

  • Quantitative interviews of over 150 active field personnel (members of RACCA) installing, servicing and repairing refrigeration equipment;
  • Qualitative consultation with key industry experts who are equipment manufacturers (members of AREMA) or who are otherwise associated with the refrigerant distribution chain, and
  • Research of international technical Standards, Codes of Practice and regulations.

Refrigerant emissions in Australia: Sources, causes and remedies prepared by Expert Group, 2010.

Assignments

A study on the Environmental Impacts of Refrigerant Gas in End-of-life vehicles in Australia, for Department of the Environment, June 2015.

Cold Hard Facts, second edition prepared in for the Department of the Environment, July 2013.

A review of existing uses of SGGs for the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Ozone and Synthetic Gas Team, April 2012.

A study into the HFC Consumption in Australia for the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Ozone and Synthetic Gas Team, October 2011.

Strata and Community Title Market and Potential Impacts of the Mandatory Residential Disclosure Assessments in association with EnergyConsult for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, May 2012.

The Efficiency Opportunity in Air Conditioning – An Australian Case Study in association with Thinkwell Australia for the International Energy Agency, 2011.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victorian Schools Energy and Sustainability Auditor Panel, 2011.

Ministerial Council on Engery in association with EnergyConsult, Discussion Paper on Gas Appliance Energy Efficiency Labelling in Australia and New Zealand, 2011.

Expert Witness Report and Testimony, client details withheld, 2011.

Carbon and Energy Audit Examples, client details withheld, 2011.

In from the cold: Strategies to increase the energy efficiency of non-domestic refrigeration in Australia and New Zealand for Federal Dept of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency, 2011.

Essential Service Commission and Department of Primary Industries in Victoria on gas ducted heating systems and ductwork guidelines for the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme, 2011.

Best Practice Guideline, Methods of Calculating Total Equivalent Warming Impact (TEWI) for AIRAH and Refrigerants Australia in association with AIRAH Natural Refrigerants Steering Committee, 2011.

Refrigerant Emissions in Australia: Sources, Causes and Remedies, prepared for the Federal Department of Environment, Ozone and Synthetic Gas Team, 2010.

Australian Industry Group, independent technical advice on carbon reduction projects across the refrigerated cold food chain sponsored by Sustainability Victoria, 2010.

MEPS Product Profile, Gas Ducted Heaters in association with EnergyConsult for Sustainability Victoria, 2009 - 2010.

MEPS Product Profile, Radiant Outdoor Gas Radiant Heater, Federal Dept of Environment, Energy Efficiency Team, 2009.

Review of Current & Emerging Heat Pump Technology for Federal Dept of Environment, Ozone & Synthetic Gas Team, 2009.

Solar Absorption Chiller Technical Evaluation for Federal Dept of Environment, Renewables & Energy Efficiency Division, 2009.

Ozone Depleting Substances & Synthetic Greenhouse Australia, Federal Department of Environment, 2008.

Technical Review HVAC&R (Supermarket Industry), Refrigerants Australia, 2008.

Assessment of the HCFC Bank and Forecasts of Future Demand, Federal Department of Environment, 2007.

Cold Hard Facts, Federal Department of Environment, 2007.