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2015 AIRAH Awards


          

Built on a history of recognising excellence and achievement within the HVAC&R industry, the AIRAH Awards honour those who have contributed something outstanding to our industry.

The AIRAH Awards 2015 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 2015 AIRAH Awards recognise work carried out during 2014.

Any enquiries about the AIRAH Awards should be directed to Alison Mattes, alison@airah.org.au.

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AIRAH Awards 2015 winners


 Student of the Year




 

Winner: Inga Doemland, Stud.AIRAH


This award recognises outstanding scholarship at any level in the HVAC&R industry. 


Nominations can only be made by a third party. The award is open to AIRAH members only.            


 
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 Future Leader




 

Winner: Chris King, M.AIRAH


This award recognises emerging leaders in any facet of the HVAC&R industry, and may include 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, 2015.     


   

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 Excellence in Innovation

 


 

Winner: Lendlease/A.G. Coombs’ prefabrication approach at Barangaroo


This 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.


The Award is open to all AIRAH members, individuals, companies, corporate bodies, institutions and government authorities, and recognises work carried out during 2013/14.           

 
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 Excellence in Sustainability

 


 

Winner: the work by Steensen Varming on the University of Technology Sydney’s Thomas Street Building


The Award for Excellence in Sustainability is open to all AIRAH members, individuals, companies, corporate bodies, institutions and government authorities, and recognises work carried out during 2013/2014.


This award recognises Australian initiatives that have made clear improvements in the sustainability of the HVAC&R industry. The initiatives may be improvements to existing air conditioning or refrigeration systems or the development of new improvements, or in the industry’s delivery of services. Products are not eligible in this category.
   
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 Best HVAC&R Retrofit or Upgrade 

 


 

Winner: Aurecon’s air conditioning improvements at 175 Eagle St, Brisbane

             
The Award for Excellence – Best HVAC&R Retrofit or Upgrade is open to all AIRAH members, individuals, companies, corporate bodies, institutions and government authorities, and recognises work carried out during 2013/2014.

This award recognises excellence in the retrofit or upgrade of an HVAC and/or refrigeration 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.


 
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 Product of the Year

 


 

Winner: Conserve It’s PlantPro BMS

             
In the past, projects have competed against products, institutions and even individuals for the same award. 

This year, manufacturers of the best Australian HVAC&R kit will compete against each other – like against like. Products will be assessed for features such as innovation, energy efficiency, sustainability, originality and industry need.

Eligible products must have been developed, designed and manufactured in Australia.



   
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 W.R. Ahern Award 2014

 
       

Winners: Stefan Jensen, F.AIRAH; and Paul Bannister, M.AIRAH


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 for this category.






Past AIRAH Awards winners

AIRAH has been recognising excellence in the HVAC&R industry for many years. 

View the previous AIRAH Awards winners, from 2009 to 2014.