2017 Press Releases

2017 AIRAH Awards winners named in glittering ceremony in Sydney

Published on 3/11/2017
The winners of the AIRAH Awards 2017 were announced at a glittering black-tie gala held at Sydney’s Doltone House on Thursday, November 2.

Finalists named for the 2017 AIRAH Awards

Published on 11/10/2017
The finalists have been announced for this year’s AIRAH Awards, with an elite selection of the industry’s top projects, products and individuals in contention.

Improving the energy efficiency of residential climate control systems

Published on 9/10/2017
AIRAH and Standards Australia have released for public comment a draft version of DR AS/NZS 5141: 201X, Residential climate control systems – Minimum applications and requirements for energy efficiency, performance and comfort criteria.

Anticipation for simulation innovation as conference preliminary program released

Published on 4/10/2017
An exciting preliminary program has been released for the Australasian Building Simulation Conference, featuring a stellar line-up of speakers.

AIRAH’s ‘can’t miss’ industry event: The Future of HVAC 2017 conference

Published on 7/09/2017
The premier learning and networking event in AIRAH’s calendar, the Future of HVAC 2017 is slated for Sydney next week.

Changing the culture of safety in the HVAC&R industry

Published on 30/08/2017
AIRAH has launched a guide to workplace health and safety (WHS) and occupational health and safety (OH&S) in the HVAC&R industry.

AIRAH outlines the future of HVAC in a net-zero world

Published on 10/08/2017
AIRAH says building regulations must assess true performance and target net-zero energy, and that mandatory energy disclosure for existing buildings is a must.

AIRAH’s essential Refrigeration event calls for abstracts

Published on 3/08/2017
The must-attend event on the industry calendar, AIRAH’s Refrigeration 2018 Conference, will be held in Sydney next March. The conference committee is now calling for abstracts.

AIRAH’s 2017 Pre-loved Buildings Forum returns to explore potential for existing stock

Published on 6/07/2017
Featuring a stellar line-up of speakers, AIRAH’s Pre-loved Buildings Forum returns in 2017, taking place in Sydney on August 3.

AIRAH releases its Safety in the HVAC&R Industry report

Published on 28/06/2017
AIRAH has produced a report on the findings of an independent survey carried out to discover and review safety issues within the HVAC&R industry.

AIRAH’s inaugural Building Physics Forum pushes the envelope

Published on 20/06/2017
Discussions on air movement, thermal performance, and the control of moisture across building envelopes were brought to the fore at AIRAH’s first-ever Building Physics Forum, held last week at Brisbane’s Stamford Plaza Grand Ballroom.

AIRAH’s inaugural Building Physics Forum debuts this week

Published on 14/06/2017
Brisbane’s Stamford Plaza Grand Ballroom will provide the backdrop for AIRAH’s first Building Physics Forum this week. This new event will bring to the fore air movement, thermal performance, and the control of moisture across building envelopes.

AIRAH's response to the USA leaving the Paris climate change agreement

Published on 8/06/2017
Much has been written over the past couple of days regarding the Paris climate accord. This global discussion serves as a great opportunity to reinforce AIRAH’s commitment to create a more sustainable world.

PRIME leads Innovation Hub Summits in Sydney and Melbourne

Published on 1/06/2017
PRIME has held summits on its Innovation Hub (iHub) for Affordable Heating and Cooling initiative in Sydney and Melbourne.

Nominations open for 2017 AIRAH Awards

Published on 25/05/2017
Acknowledging the HVAC&R industry’s outstanding achievements, AIRAH is seeking nominations for its coveted annual accolades.

AIRAH’s AGM welcomes new Directors to Board and makes changes to Constitution

Published on 19/05/2017
Following its AGM held last week in Melbourne, AIRAH has welcomed Dr Paul Bannister, F.AIRAH; and Liza Taylor, M.AIRAH, onto its Board of Directors.

PRIME instigates an Innovation Hub for Affordable Heating and Cooling

Published on 16/05/2017
PRIME, supported by AIRAH and the CSIRO, is proposing to establish the Innovation Hub for Affordable Heating and Cooling as a key mechanism for facilitating the HVAC&R industry’s transition to a low-emissions future, stimulating jobs growth, and show

Infrastructure-focused Budget offers plenty for the HVAC&R industry, says AIRAH

Published on 11/05/2017
A 2017–18 Federal Budget predicated on infrastructure spending and skills growth offers considerable value for the HVAC&R industry, according to AIRAH.

AIRAH to host the Sydney Mid-Tier Forum

Published on 4/04/2017
Leveraging off the successful Melbourne Forum series, the Sydney Forum is the latest addition to AIRAH’s 2017 events schedule. It will focus on the uptake of sustainability initiatives in mid-tier buildings in New South Wales.

AIRAH’s Refrigeration 2017 Conference attracts record attendance

Published on 30/03/2017
Taking place March 27–28 at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium, AIRAH held its first major event for the year – the Refrigeration 2017 Conference.

Now calling for abstracts: AIRAH’s 2017 Pre-loved Buildings Forum

Published on 23/03/2017
Last held in 2014, AIRAH’s Pre-loved Buildings Forum is back and taking place in Sydney on August 3. The committee is now calling for abstracts.

AIRAH takes the TAKE2 pledge

Published on 15/03/2017
AIRAH is a proud supporter and founding partner of TAKE2, Victoria’s collective climate change program to help the state achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

AIRAH’s Future of HVAC 2017 Conference calls for abstracts

Published on 3/03/2017
Preparations for AIRAH’s marquee conference series, The Future of HVAC, are well under way for 2017. The committee is now calling for abstracts for this not-to-be-missed two-day exploration of the industry’s present and future.

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science looks forward to AIRAH collaboration

Published on 2/03/2017
AIRAH has received a letter from the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos AO, acknowledging the Institute’s contribution to the HVAC&R industry.

The Women of AIRAH unite!

Published on 28/02/2017
AIRAH has established a new group, the Women of AIRAH, to help promote diversity, representation and inclusion within the ranks of HVAC&R.

Ian Harwood named new AIRAH President

Published on 6/02/2017
Following a special meeting of AIRAH’s board, Ian Harwood, M.AIRAH, has been elected to the prestigious position of President. He replaces Ania Hampton, M.AIRAH, who has stepped aside from the position due to ill health.

Two international keynotes to headline AIRAH’s Refrigeration 2017 Conference

Published on 31/01/2017
AIRAH has named a brace of respected industry identities to speak at Refrigeration 2017, which will take place March 27–28 in Melbourne.

AIRAH unveils its complete 2017 conference schedule

Published on 17/01/2017
Underscoring a long-standing commitment to provide the industry with best-practice HVAC&R information, AIRAH has announced a compelling 2017 conference schedule.