James Harrison Day


AIRAH celebrates James Harrison Day annually on April 17, marking the anniversary of Harrison’s birthday and honouring his contributions to Australian HVAC&R.

James Harrison is AIRAH’s guiding light and the pioneer of mechanical refrigeration. HVAC&R owes much to his ingenuity.

 

About James Harrison Day

We encourage practitioners and organisations involved in the manufacturing, designing, installation and maintenance of refrigeration equipment and services to recognise James Harrison Day on April 17.

Getting involved is easy! It can include posts on social media with the hashtag #JamesHarrisonDay or might be an email to your mailing list. Your organisation may also consider scheduling a recognition event to celebrate the achievements of the HVAC&R industry.

Suggested events:

  • Presentations about the value of HVAC&R (commercially and in everyday use)
  • A recognition breakfast, morning tea or lunch to celebrate what your company has achieved
  • Coordinated events with other organisations/associations
  • Recognition at already scheduled events.

AIRAH invites you to collaborate ideas, contacts, information and resources to help the industry promote James Harrison Day, the importance of HVAC&R and the achievements of those working in the industry. We will share scheduled industry activities through our communication channels.

Please contact airah@airah.org.au for more information and to get involved.


    AIRAH is also a proud supporter of World Refrigeration Day, taking place on June 26. Launched in 2019, this initiative aims to raise awareness around the importance of refrigeration and brings together organisations, companies and practitioners from around the globe.


       
The James Harrison Book
James Harrison ~ Pioneering Genius
WR (Roy) Lang, 1982

Some said he was talented. Others said he was a genius. One man declared he was an epoch maker. All three were right.

Like the invention of the steam engine, refrigeration is one of the forces that has shaped our civilisation.

Click here to read more.

We are also excited to offer access to a limited print run of the book, which we share with industry and public in an effort to increase exposure to Harrison’s work, accomplishments, and role in advancing the HVAC&R industry. To order your copy, please click here.
     

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