2016 AIRAH Awards


Through its annual Awards, AIRAH recognises outstanding achievements in the HVAC&R industry. In 2016 AIRAH will again acknowledge excellence at our national Awards Presentation Dinner.

Date: Thursday, November 10
Venue: Luna Park, Sydney

Awards categories include:

  • James Harrison Medal, the highest honour AIRAH can bestow upon an individual
  • Future Leader award, recognising emerging leaders in any facet of the HVAC&R industry
  • Student of the Year award, recognises outstanding scholarship at any level in the HVAC&R industry
  • Best HVAC&R Retrofit or Upgrade award, recognising excellence in the retrofit or upgrade of an HVAC&R system, and can address the complete delivery of projects
  • Denis Joseph Award for Innovative Use of Solar Energy in HVAC&R, recognising Australian initiatives that through the innovative use of solar energy significantly improve the performance of HVAC&R systems
  • Excellence in Sustainability award, which recognises Australian initiatives that have made clear improvements in the sustainability of HVAC&R systems or the HVAC&R industry
  • Excellence in Innovation award, which recognises substantial Australian improvements in the areas of HVAC&R achieved through innovation. This can include new or significantly enhanced products; or new or significantly improved systems, plant and equipment, or processes
  • Excellence in HVAC&R Research, which recognises outstanding achievements in Australian research, leading to potential future improvements in these technologies
  • W.R. Ahern award, which 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
  • Product of the Year, recognises products developed, designed and manufactured in Australia for features such as innovation, energy efficiency, sustainability, originality and industry need.

Nominations open: Monday, May 30
Nominations close: Monday, July 25

Date of Awards Presentation: Thursday, November 10

Sponsored by:

Event sponsor   Dinner sponsor   After-dinner speaker sponsor   Future Leader   Excellence in sustainability

Excellence in innovation       

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 2015.

Any enquiries about the AIRAH Awards should be directed to Alison Mattes,