Expert Group Melbourne Australia
Expert Group

Independent Technical Review

The Expert Group is currently undertaking a series of economic, environmental and technical appraisals of energy efficient technologies, products and systems for Refrigerants Australia, using financial analysis, carbon accounting, life cycle analysis, industry modeling and benchmarking key industry measures such as operational efficiency, leak rates and refrigerant practices of primary applications in the HVAC&R industry. For more details see press release.

The first assignment involved a review of Best Practice technology in the Supermarket Industry. The review encompassed key drivers impacting on sustainability behavior, supermarket refrigeration technology alternatives, numbers of stores, sizes & opportunities for reducing emissions, market shares, industry banks & emissions (direct & indirect), ingredients of a "green store", review of industry leaders & key stakeholders, technology investment models, TEWI (Total Environmental Warming Impact) calculations and refrigerant leak rates.


Cold Hard Facts, third edition, prepared for the Department of the Environment and Energy, Sept 2018.

Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Consumption in New Zealand, prepared for the NZ Ministry for the Environment, Oct 2017.

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.