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Nominations Open
Monday, May 29

Nominations Close
Friday, July 28

Awards Presentation Dinner
Thursday, November 2
                 Built on a history of recognising excellence and achievement within the HVAC&R Industry, the AIRAH Awards will return in 2017 to honour those who have delivered significant contributions to our industry. The Awards will be held from 6.30pm for a 7pm start on Thursday, November 2 at the prestigious Doltone House in Sydney.

The Awards presentation dinner applauds the industry's high achievers, stand-out projects, and ground-breaking research.

The AIRAH Awards recognise the individuals, companies, research projects and products across the diverse specialist fields that make up the HVAC&R industry.


Open to individuals, companies, corporate bodies, institutions and government authorities, the 2017 Awards will recognise work carried out during 2015/2016. 
 
 
            


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JAMES HARRISON MEDAL

The James Harrison Medal recognises the highest levels of individual achievement in the Australian refrigeration and air conditioning industry. It is the highest honour AIRAH can bestow upon an individual. The award is judged on the nominee's contributions within AIRAH's sphere of interest and commitment to ongoing achievement and excellence. Nominations can only be made by a third party. It was first presented in 1972 to Dr James Vickery for his notable contributions to the science and practice of refrigeration in Australia, and many highly notable members of the industry have received the award since that time. 

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FUTURE LEADER

Recognising emerging leaders in any facet of the HVAC&R industry, the Future Leader award is open to engineers, designers and drafters, project managers and supervisors, trades people, commissioning and maintenance technicians, technical sales people, or other industry participants. The award is open to any individual who is a member of AIRAH and actively engaged in the HVAC&R industry. The nominee must be nominated by a third party and be 35 years or under as of December 31, 2016. 

This award is proudly sponsored by A.G. Coombs.

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STUDENT OF THE YEAR – HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

This award recognises outstanding research at any level in the HVAC&R industry. Nominations can only be made by a third party, and are restricted to AIRAH members only. 

This award is proudly sponsored by ActronAir.

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STUDENT OF THE YEAR – TRADE

This award recognises outstanding students at any level in the HVAC&R industry. Nominations can only be made by a third party, and are restricted to AIRAH members only. 

This award is proudly sponsored by LG Electronics.

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BEST HVAC RETROFIT OR UPGRADE

This award recognises excellence in the retrofit or upgrade of a HVAC system and can address the complete delivery of projects. This can include planning through to engineering, documentation, procurement, teamwork, installation quality and workmanship, working in operational facilities, commissioning, fit-for-purpose outcomes and handover, including training and documentation. The project must have been commissioned in the past three years. 

This award is proudly sponsored by NABERS.

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EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY

This award recognises Australian initiatives that have made clear improvements in the sustainability of HVAC&R systems or the HVAC&R industry. The initiatives may be new air conditioning or refrigeration installations, retrofits or improvements to existing air conditioning or refrigeration systems or the development of new systems, items of plant or other improvements, or in the industry’s delivery of services.  

This award is proudly sponsored by Heatcraft.

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EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION

The Excellence in Innovation award recognises significant Australian improvements in the areas of HVAC&R achieved through innovation, including new or significantly improved systems or plant and equipment or processes. Products are not eligible in this category.

This award is proudly sponsored by Standards Australia.

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EXCELLENCE IN REFRIGERATION

This award recognises excellence in the retrofit or upgrade to existing refrigeration systems or the development of new systems, or in the industry’s delivery of services.  Products are not eligible in this category.

The project must have been commissioned in the past three years.

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EXCELLENCE IN HVAC&R RESEARCH

This award recognises outstanding achievements in research that have produced additional knowledge of HAVC&R systems, with importance for future improvements in these technologies.

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PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

In the past projects have competed against products, institutions and even individuals for the same award. Introduced in 2015, manufacturers of the best Australian HVAC&R kit compete against each other – like against like – for a coveted AIRAH gong. Products will be assessed for features such as innovation, energy efficiency, sustainability, originality and industry need.  

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DENIS JOSEPH AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE USE OF SOLAR ENERGY IN HVAC&R

The Denis Joseph award recognises Australian initiatives that through the innovative use of solar energy significantly improve the performance of HVAC&R systems. This award is named in honour of Denis Joseph, AIRAH Fellow and passionate supporter of solar HVAC&R.

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EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY

This new award recognises and celebrates organisations that have shown leadership in their efforts, initiatives, policies, programs and practices to embrace and foster truly inclusive levels of representation within their ranks.

This award is proudly sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric.

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W.R. AHERN AWARD

Note: There are no nominations for this award.

The W.R. Ahern award is awarded annually, and recognises the best technical paper by an AIRAH member published in Ecolibrium in the preceding year.

Nominations are not required in this category; all published papers in the calendar year 2016 will be considered. The award is judged by a panel of peers and takes into account the following criteria: clarity, reliability of method, omissions, originality, alternate interpretations, and technical merit. 



Nominations for 2017

Nominations will open on Monday, May 29 and close on Friday, July 28. Please email your completed nomination forms to awards@airah.org.au



Past awards

Please click here to view a list of past AIRAH Award winners. 



Venue

The AIRAH Awards 2017 will be held on Thursday, November 2 at:
Doltone House
Jones Bay Wharf Level 3
26-32 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009 

The Awards will start at 6.30pm and guests will need to be seated by 7pm.

Please download a detailed map for further venue information, or click here for information about parking.




 
 
 

Bookings

Ticket prices are $190 per person or $1,800 for a table of 10. Please click here to register individually, or download the registration form to register for a table of 10. 

 

Contact

For further information about the AIRAH Awards, please contact the AIRAH office on (03) 8623 3000 or email awards@airah.org.au