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2015 AIRAH Awards


        

Built on a history of recognising excellence and achievement within the HVAC&R industry, the AIRAH Awards will return in 2015 to 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.

In an effort to continue to recognise the highest achievers through an equitable judging process, AIRAH has reviewed the awards categories this year, resulting in the addition of a new category: Product of the Year. As a category dedicated solely to products - and the only category for which products can be nominated - this new addition ensures that comparable entries compete alongside each other.

Nominations are open

To nominate, download the nomination form for the relevant category below and return the completed form to AIRAH by email or post.

Nominations close
   Tuesday, August 18 (Extended from previous deadline of August 3)
Finalists announced      Friday, September 25
Winners announced   Thursday, November 26 at the AIRAH Awards Presentation Dinner

Any enquiries about the 2015 AIRAH Awards should be directed to Alison Mattes, alison@airah.org.au.


Award categories and nomination forms    


 Student of the Year



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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.

 Future Leader



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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.



 Excellence in Innovation

 

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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.


 Excellence in Sustainability

 

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nomination form.


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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.

 Best HVAC&R Retrofit or Upgrade 

 

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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.


 Excellence in HVAC&R Research 

 

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The Award for Excellence in HVAC&R Research 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 outstanding achievements in research that have produced additional knowledge of HAVC&R systems, with importance for future improvements in these technologies.



 Product of the Year

 

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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.




 Denis Joseph Award for Innovative Use of Solar Energy in HVAC and Refrigeration



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nomination form.


The Denis Joseph Award for Innovative Use of Solar Energy in HVAC&R is open to all AIRAH members and individuals, and recognises work carried out during 2013/2014.

This award recognises initiatives that, through the innovative use of solar energy, significantly improve the performance of HVAC and/or refrigeration systems.

This award is named in honour of Denis Joseph, AIRAH Fellow and passionate supporter of solar HVAC&R. The winner of this award will be presented with a cheque for $3000, as well as a plaque recognising their achievement.




 W.R. Ahern Award 2014

 
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.



2015 AIRAH Awards Presentation Dinner


The 2015 AIRAH Awards Presentation Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 26 at Luna Park, Sydney. 
 

Date       Thursday, November 26 
Time
  7pm until late
Venue
  Crystal Palace, Luna Park, Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, NSW

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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.