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2012

December 2012

Festive Fun Helping Baptcare

21 Dec 2012
AE Smith were once again gold sponsors of the annual Baptcare Children’s Christmas party, where more than 300 children with a disability or in foster care and their families were brought together by the charity at Moonee Valley Racecourse for a day of festive fun

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AE Smith’s John Nolan Gets the Chop for Cancer Research!

7 Dec 2012
Brisbane team member, John Nolan has undergone a dramatic transformation in a bid to raise funds for the Cancer Council of Queensland

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October 2012

Celebrating 41 years at AE Smith Peter Staedler says “goodbye”

25 Oct 2012
One of AE Smith’s longest serving employees, Peter Staedler has announced his departure after 41 years of service with the company

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What are YOUR EXPECTATIONS of safety

4 Oct 2012
That’s the question we're inviting AE Smith staff and their families to ask themselves and share in a special “My Expectations” safety video being filmed around Australia

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September 2012

Our Ongoing Commitment to Zero Harm

19 Sep 2012
The Safety Bucks initiative commenced in April 2011 and was developed to support our ongoing commitment to Zero Harm

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Spring has Sprung

17 Sep 2012
With the end of what sometimes felt like a long Winter, Spring has finally arrived bringing with it new warmth and positive change

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Listening – The Key to Success for Engineering Projects

14 Sep 2012
“It’s not that hard to listen, share ideas and talk things through to get a

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New National Safety Manager Directs Fresh Take on Safety

12 Sep 2012
Long term AE Smith team member, Nick Daley has been promoted to National Safety Manager

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Meal from the Heart in Sydney

4 Sep 2012
Staff of the AE Smith Sydney office and their families are going the extra mile in their support of the Ronald McDonald House charity

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Perth Schools Cuts Costs with Fixed Priced HVAC Maintenance and Repair

3 Sep 2012
With 1320 students and more than 20 buildings on an 8.8Ha site, Perth’s Lake Joondalup Baptist College is an a-typical private school meeting market expectations for the best facilities while balancing costs against income

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Doug Smith Takes the Victoria Construction Reins

3 Sep 2012
New AE Smith General Manager for Victoria Construction Doug Smith knows the normal rules of marketing and advertising typically don’t have the same traction in the construction world

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Managing the Risks of a High Flying Solution

1 Sep 2012
They don’t come much more challenging than this: using a helicopter to lift tonnes of obsolete HVAC equipment from the roof of an iconic building in South Yarra’s busiest shopping precinct. For AE Smith and their client, Challenger, the key to safety and success was meticulous planning and preparation for everyone involved

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Bright Spark in Townsville Completes Apprenticeship & Wins Top Award

1 Sep 2012
AE Smith’s first female apprentice in Townsville - Kristie McQuilty - has just completed her trade and is now a qualified electrician

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August 2012

New Equipment Helps Response Times

31 Aug 2012
With the recent demise of competitor, the Hasties Group, AE Smith’s Brisbane Factory Production Manager, Trevor Slaughter saw the chance to procure some new capital equipment

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Australia to Link with EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)

30 Aug 2012
So how does the latest announcement to remove the floor price and link Australia’s emissions trading scheme with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) affect things at Greenfleet?

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Cheaper Energy Bills for Aged Care Sector

22 Aug 2012
Aged care facilities can save an average of $25,000 a year said NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker at the launch of the “Energy Saver Aged Care Toolkit” published by the Office of Environment and Heritage

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New National Engineering Role to Take Teamwork to a New Level

20 Aug 2012
Sharing knowledge and expertise between different branches, different projects, different sites and different states will be at the centre of a newly created National Engineering Manager role for AE Smith

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Bernie the Baptcare Bear

17 Aug 2012
Helping our customers help their customers brings a special joy to AE Smith in Melbourne

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July 2012

Townsville Touch

21 Jul 2012
Combining conflicting full-time commitments is never easy but Michael Law is excelling at both work and play, according to his boss

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Brisbane Blitz on Energy Saving Ideas

19 Jul 2012
Plenty of organisations pay lip service to energy efficiency but few actually embrace it as a core value. Thanks to the Brisbane Service team, AE Smith is taking its responsibility to help its customers save energy to another level

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Information is Power

10 Jul 2012
“But unless it is organised, processed and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit,” said William Pollard fortuitously more than 120 years ago

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Helping the Community in Which They Work

1 Jul 2012
Brave kids fighting cancer in Queensland will soon have a few more welcome distractions as they undergo treatment

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June 2012

Lights, Camera, Action!… AE Smith Safety Video

1 Jun 2012
When it comes to the safety of you or your loved ones; what are YOUR EXPECTATIONS of Safety?

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May 2012

Victoria Racing Club Sets the Pace in the Energy Efficiency Saving Stakes

26 May 2012
In the lead up to the 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) trusted their long time air conditioning and buildings services partner, AE Smith, to design a pilot program and install an automation system on select refrigeration plant at Flemington Racecourse. The results? Day one energy savings of 94% in refrigerated energy consumption and running costs

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Helping People – The Key to AE Smith’s Success

23 May 2012
Focusing on why we do things rather than what we do has been a powerful shift in thinking for AE Smith – a shift that’s helping sharpen the company’s focus

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Talking about Trigeneration

23 May 2012
An innovative building power system at Queensland’s new $1.2 billion Children’s Hospital could herald a shift to the smarter use of electricity in large commercial buildings across Australia

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Happy 15th Birthday Greenfleet

23 May 2012
When Greenfleet was launched in 1997 it was the first program of its kind – helping Australians offset the impact of their vehicle use on the environment

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Rewarding Safe Behaviour

14 May 2012
Safety Bucks award winners and three AE Smith teams show their “way” to safety

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Actrol Gets Behind Ace Apprentice

7 May 2012
AE Smith supplier shows support for National World Skills Competition Finalist

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April 2012

Helping Hand

20 Apr 2012
Helping those who help others brings special joy to the Melbourne AE Smith team sponsoring the 2012 Baptcare Golf Day

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A Round of Applause

18 Apr 2012
AE Smith launches new series of annual awards to recognise the outstanding contributions of staff members from around the country

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Local Knowledge, National Support in Mackay

13 Apr 2012
Safety Bucks award winners and three AE Smith teams show their “way” to safety

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March 2012

HVAC Design & Construct Slashes Project Costs in Perth

15 Mar 2012
The $15m conversion of a 7000m2 former BBC Hardware site in the Perth suburb of Cannington to a 16,500m2 bulky goods outlet was always going to present problems in terms of air and mechanical services, particularly when it came to meeting the individual requirements of retailers

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Real World Realities

8 Mar 2012
AE Smith CEO, Andrew Permezel and Engineering Manager, Peter Kinsella were invited by Melbourne University to present to the Masters of Construction students recently on ‘the real world interaction’ between builder and contractors

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Bringing Cool Relief to Ronald McDonald House in Far North Queensland

8 Mar 2012
AE Smith continued its ongoing support of Ronald McDonald House with Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service Manager, Alex Mailiff recently leading a team that worked on Ronald McDonald Family Retreat – Palm Cove and Ronald McDonald House Townsville

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Brisbane Melbourne Race Rivals

4 Mar 2012
AE Smith’s Melbourne and Brisbane offices have rekindled a rivalry begun at the 2009 Corporate Triathlon World Championships, when each office entered teams to go head to head in a good natured inter-office challenge

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Sydney Growth

1 Mar 2012
Exciting expansion is in the wind for AE Smith with the recent acquisition of respected Sydney-based air conditioning contracting and servicing business, Withers Air Conditioning

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February 2012

Buildings Can Now Tweet Their Crises

15 Feb 2012
Technology is coming to the aid of building owners at an unprecedented pace, even to allowing automatic reporting from air and mechanical systems via Twitter or e-mail direct to remote building maintenance people

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January 2012

Cool Solution to Community Need in Townsville

10 Jan 2012
The Townsville AE Smith team has developed a creative solution to the community’s cool room needs, while at the same time offering an added service for clients

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Brisbane Supports Ronald McDonald House

6 Jan 2012
AE Smith in Brisbane has joined forces with our Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Townsville teams to provide support to their local Ronald McDonald House (RMH)

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HQ Development Wins Engineering Excellence Awards

6 Jan 2012
AE Smith’s commitment to excellence in providing sustainable building services and construction solutions that deliver energy efficient results has once again been recognised with three 2011 Queensland Engineering Excellence Awards

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New Support for Environmental Charity

5 Jan 2012
100 vehicles and 1,000,000 km of air travel to be offset in 2012

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Strenuous Safety Compliance for Shell

5 Jan 2012
AE Smith in Melbourne has recently completed an arduous but ultimately very rewarding process of achieving a level of Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) compliance which will enable it to work with Shell Australia – something few other Australian mechanical services or air conditioning service contractors have reached

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Queensland Leads the Way in Revolutionary Clean Air Technology

5 Jan 2012
AE Smith clients in both the Townsville and Cairns regions are recording impressive results just six months after the installation of UV light powered Steril-Aire technology

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AE Smith Mackay Supports Kidney Network

4 Jan 2012
Local Mackay businesses have collaborated to provide a specially equipped transport vehicle for the Kidney Support Network

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Helping Hand at the Baptcare Children’s Christmas Party

4 Jan 2012
AE Smith’s Melbourne Service team was the gold sponsor of the annual Baptcare Children’s Christmas party in December, where more than 300 children with a disability or in foster care and their families were brought together by the charity at Moonee Valley Racecourse for a day of fun and games

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400 George Street Delivering on Green Design Excellence

4 Jan 2012
Attaining and retaining a 5 star NABERS Energy ratings

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John Venardos Stops Fire to Win Safety Bucks

3 Jan 2012
"Such level of pro-activity is rarely seen in a service provider these days and John Vernados displayed the qualities of an individual who has a vested interest in providing a critical and primary role in assisting the business to avert a potential catastrophic scenario!" said Wayne Wanstall, Facilities Manager, QLD Newspapers

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Continuous Improvement Sees AE Smith Staff Upskill in the Aged Care Environment

3 Jan 2012
AE Smith’s continuous improvement philosophy will see the company undertake specialist training over the coming year where key managers, technicians and frontline service personnel will be skilled on the specialised knowledge and unique challenges inherent in supporting aged care facilities

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