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AIRAH Awards 2014

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has been recognising excellence in the HVAC&R industry for many years.

In 2014, AIRAH will again acknowledge the best of the best.

To enter or nominate, you must complete an entry form (each award category below has an associated entry form) and attach a submission that contains supporting documentation for your entry. Supporting documentation may include descriptive data, project specifications and images.

  Key dates for the AIRAH Awards 2014
  Entries close:   Friday, August 15
  Presentation dinner:        Thursday, November 27        

2014 AIRAH Awards Presentation Dinner

When: 7pm, Thursday, November 27
Where: Moda Events Portside, Brisbane
Cost: $160, tables of 10: $1,500

To book a table email

Award categories and nomination entry forms

  The 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. 

Download the James Harrison Medal nomination form.


  Future Leader

Sponsored by

  Recognising emerging leaders in any facet of the HVAC&R industry, the Future Leader 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, 2013.

Download the Future Leader nomination form.

  Student of the Year

Sponsored by 

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

Nominations can only be made by a third party.

Download the Student of the Year nomination form.

 Best HVAC&R Retrofit or Upgrade

 Sponsored by

  This award recognises excellence in the retrofit or upgrade of a HVAC&R system and can address the complete delivery of projects. The project must have been commissioned in the past three years.

Download the Best HVAC&R Retrofit or Upgrade nomination form.


 Denis Joseph Award for Innovative Use of Solar Technology 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. 

Download the Denis Joseph Award nomination form.


 Excellence in Sustainability

Sponsored by

  This award recognises Australian initiatives that have made clear improvements in the sustainability of HVAC&R systems or the HVAC&R industry.

Download the Excellence in Sustainability nomination form.

 Excellence in Innovation

    The Excellence in Innovation award recognises significant Australian improvements in the areas of HVAC&R achieved through innovation and can include new or significantly enhanced products, new or significantly improved systems or plant and equipment or processes.

Download the Excellence in Innovation nomination form.


 Excellence in HVAC&R Research

Sponsored by  

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

Download the Excellence in HVAC&R Research nomination form.


 W.R. Ahern 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 2013 will be considered. 

Past AIRAH Awards

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

View the previous AIRAH Awards winners, from 2009 to 2013.