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AIRAH announces award winners – HVAC&R News

AIRAH has announced the winners of the AIRAH Awards 2021 at a black-tie gala event in Sydney. Leading figures from Australia’s HVAC&R setting up solutions sector took a long-awaited option to reunite and increase a toast to the standout individuals, assignments and products and solutions in the sector.

The winners, chosen throughout 13 types, exemplify the industry’s attempts to make the crafted setting a lot more sustainable, risk-free, healthful and inclusive. AIRAH’s greatest honour, the James Harrison Medal, was awarded to Health care provider Paul Bannister, F.AIRAH, for his work improving strength performance in structures, particularly by means of NABERS and the Countrywide Building Code.

AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, states the function, rescheduled thanks to the pandemic, was truly worth the hold out.

“We appreciate the worth of meeting in person,” claims Gleeson, “especially for an occasion like the AIRAH Awards, exactly where the purpose is to applaud the best and brightest of our field, and increase a glass in their honour.

“This calendar year in distinct you could really feel the anticipation. It was the very first time lots of of us experienced viewed each individual other encounter to face for nearly two yrs, and we all had a lot to share.”

Gleeson states that there was also a good deal of positive dialogue about the potential.

“We recognise that the most significant challenges lie ahead – and we will have to experience them in a united way. Whether or not it be lowering the carbon depth of our structures or strengthening indoor air quality, we will will need to collaborate far more than at any time above the coming yrs and many years. Occasions like the AIRAH Awards help affirm our ties and frequent targets, and remind us of the crucial position we are poised to enjoy.

“To the winners and the finalists of the AIRAH Awards 2021, I offer you my congratulations.”

The winners of the AIRAH Awards 2021 are:

Very best HVAC Retrofit or Upgrade

ESBS – ACT Educational institutions HVAC Updates

Excellence in Range and Inclusion

TAFE NSW – Refrigeration Training Part Ultimo Faculty

Excellence in HVAC&R Investigation

Keivan Bamdad Masouleh – Design Predictive Control (MPC) to Increase HVAC Procedure

Excellence in Innovation (Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric powered)

Glaciem Cooling Technologies – Advancing Renewable Electrical power with Thermal Vitality Storage

Excellence in Refrigeration

Glaciem Cooling Systems – ARENA-WF Montague
Scantec Refrigeration Technologies – Fernhurst (joint winners)

Excellence in Sustainability (Sponsored by Superior Teaching Centre)

Aurecon and A.G. Coombs – 25 King Road

Foreseeable future Leader (Sponsored by A.G. Coombs)

Iain Stewart, Affil.AIRAH

Revolutionary use of Renewable Electrical power in HVAC&R

Glaciem Cooling Technologies – Advancing Renewable Electrical power with Thermal Power Storage

Product of the Yr (Sponsored by HVAC&R Lookup)

Camfil – Kaire Device

University student of the Yr – Better Instruction or Investigate

Ashfaque Chowdhury, Affil.AIRAH – Central Queensland College

Scholar of the Year – Trade (Sponsored by LG)

Jessica Lonsdale, Stud.AIRAH – BHP Nickel West/South Metropolitan TAFE

WR Ahern Award (Sponsored by Ecolibrium)

“Effective integration of polymer plate heat exchangers – A simulation examine for assessing their use in tall professional workplace buildings” – Dr Chris Menictas, M.AIRAH Arjun Adhikari, M.AIRAH Professor Guan H. Yeoh and Dr Victoria Timchenko (Ecolibrium June/July, 2020)

James Harrison Medal

Paul Bannister, F.AIRAH

For extra info about the AIRAH Awards 2021, like the winners and finalists, go to airah.org.au/awards.

AIRAH many thanks the Awards Gala Sponsor, Daikin, as effectively as person awards sponsors Mitsubishi Electrical, Excellent Coaching Centre, A.G. Coombs, LG, HVAC&R Look for and Ecolibrium.

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Future shines bright for AIRAH Awards leadership hopefuls

The AIRAH Awards 2021 winners will be revealed at three-study course gala meal slated for Thursday, February 17 in Sydney.

3 finalists are competing for the coveted Upcoming Leader gong, which is sponsored by A.G. Coombs. The finalists are Alyce Wilson, Affil.AIRAH Iain Stewart, Affil.AIRAH and Malik Muhammad Awais, Affil.AIRAH.

The trio of tyros are pictured left to appropriate in the graphic higher than.

This award recognises rising leaders in any facet of the HVAC&R marketplace, and may well include things like engineers, designers and drafters, project supervisors and supervisors, tradespeople, commissioning and routine maintenance experts, technical product sales persons and other sector participants.

Alyce Wilson, Affil.AIRAH

Wilson joined the HydroChem New South Wales administration workforce at the commence of 2018. Shortly afterwards, her management features saw her promoted to NSW administration manager.

It was a pivotal minute for the NSW water treatment method marketplace. The condition authorities was in the throes of making important regulatory variations and Wilson was a essential determine in HydroChem’s services staff, major the administration approach amendments in line with the new rules. She supported the sales crew and aided their changeover in addition to her individual reviews, and was a vital supervisor in foremost the wider NSW crew through a challenging time.

Iain Stewart, Affil.AIRAH

As co-founder and CEO of Exergenics, Stewart has demonstrated strong leadership techniques, establishing his corporation from a get started-up to a firm that now features sizeable staff. He has revealed a passion for strengthening effectiveness throughout the built surroundings, and has been associated in several business mentoring roles. Stewart is also a champion of the benefit in facts-pushed constructing optimisation as a tool to tackle weather modify.

Stewart offers mentoring through the University of Melbourne Office of Engineering, and has been actively involved with the Bright Sparks/Cleanse Power Crew, with the intention of empowering youthful persons to be active contributors in a clean up power potential.

Malik Awais, Affil.AIRAH

As functions manager at Johnson Controls, Awais is accountable for client results across Australia and New Zealand. As the organization moves as a result of its digital transformation, he has been major the adjust.

Awais so significantly has properly trained much more than 15 electronic champions across Australia and New Zealand. He geared up and made teaching substance and, soon after the summary of schooling, continues to provide guidance to the team. He has initiated a coaching application with Johnson Controls’ world teaching team to customise a method that suits Australia. Awais is also included in the enhancement of the company’s graduate engineer application.

AIRAH’s Long term Chief award is open up to any person who is a member of AIRAH and actively engaged in the HVAC&R market. The nominee will have to have been nominated by a 3rd social gathering and have been aged 35 a long time or underneath as of December 31, 2020.

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