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AIRAH Awards 2014

The AIRAH Awards 2014 Presentation Dinner will be held at on Thursday, November 27, at Moda Events Portside, Brisbane.

For more information, contact Martine Poulain,

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.

Award categories

The categories are as follows:

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. 

Future Leader
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, 2012.

Student of the Year
This award recognises outstanding scholarship at any level in the HVAC&R industry. Nominations can only be made by a third party.

Best HVAC&R Retrofit or Upgrade
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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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

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.