The research team is committed to sharing outputs from the project with key stakeholders and industry partners. This page will be used to share outputs from the project.


Better Ways to Work Report

This is the first piece of work from the Better Ways to Work project. It presents the results of the largest national survey of facilities managers, HVAC contractors and associated design and systems specialists undertaken to date.

Identifying common issues in mid-tier HVAC maintenance Report

This report outlines to what extent the issues identified in the Better Ways to Work Report extend to sectors beyond mid-tier commercial office buildings. This report considers common issues across commercial office buildings, aged care, hotels and shopping centres.

Mapping decision-making and opportunities for improving energy efficiency across the mid-tier HVAC maintenance lifecycle Report

This report looks at the HVAC maintenance lifecycle to outline the decision-making processes that characterise the procurement of HVAC management and maintenance services in mid-tier commercial buildings. It maps a range of policy options against key issues identified across the HVAC maintenance lifecycle.

Understanding the barriers to skills development for energy efficiency in commercial building HVAC Report

Decarbonising Australia’s building stock is critical to meeting commitments to global climate agreements and creating more liveable built environments. This report addresses the potential for capacity-building for energy efficiency in the workforce responsible for managing and maintaining commercial buildings.


AIRAH Press Release

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is conducting an online survey of HVAC technicians and contractors who service office buildings around Australia.

AIRAH Webinar

On Tuesday, September 15, AIRAH hosted a Streamline session on Opportunities to Create Value Through HVAC Maintenance.


The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) is hosting a webinar about HVAC maintenance and repair in mid-tier buildings on Tuesday, September 15.

FMA Webinar

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is running a national survey to help the Australian Government understand how you work.


Links to journal articles published from this project will be available here.