NSW manufacturer, Air Change, has announced plans to build ‘The Green Machine’, a world-first air conditioning system which is expected to be up to 12 times more power efficient than traditional systems.
The company will use a combination of technologies, including solar, to significantly reduce power consumption.
According to the company, the system will eliminate the need for refrigeration compressors, with the only external energy requirement being to drive the fans.
The technology is said to not only be for the use in new developments, but can be retrofitted in existing buildings.
Industry minister, Senator Kim Carr, visited Air Change’s premises in Caringbah, Sydney, today to announce the Government’s Climate Ready program is providing $458,370 to the company to build ‘The Green Machine’.
“As the Government’s Climate Ready program continues to support innovative solutions to climate change, we will see significant increase in the number of more comfortable and energy efficient buildings,” Carr said.
The $75 million Climate Ready program offers matching grants from $50,000 to $5 million to help develop innovative solutions to climate change.
For more information on the Climate Ready program, visit http://www.ausindustry.gov.au/InnovationandRandD/ClimateReadyProgram/Pages/ClimateReadyProgram.aspx