Winners announced at the 2022 AIRAH Awards
AIRAH has declared the winners of the AIRAH Awards 2022 at a gala evening meal on November 24 at Luna Park in Sydney. Almost 200 sector leaders gathered on the night to celebrate the major people today, jobs and solutions of Australia’s HVAC&R sector.
AIRAH says it has been operating for many years to raise the profile of HVAC&R.
“For additional than a ten years, even when we experienced to go virtual for the reason that of the pandemic, AIRAH has held our once-a-year awards,” says Main Govt Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH.
“We are fully commited to shining a mild on the important and revolutionary function remaining completed in our marketplace.”
As very well as deciding on winners in 11 types, AIRAH awarded the James Harrison Medal – the Institute’s best honour. Dr Stephen White, L.AIRAH, gained the accolade this 12 months for his work on energy demand administration, the Lower Carbon Residing CRC, the ASBEC Sustainable Housing Process Group, and the ground-breaking Innovation Hub (i-Hub) for Economical Heating and Cooling initiative.
Gleeson says though it has taken time for the HVAC&R market to be properly recognised, that is established to adjust as we approach a climate tipping position.
“As the earth starts to understand just how considerably work is demanded to rein in our greenhouse gas emissions and prevent far more serious climate modify, individuals are looking for sectors that can make a distinction,” he suggests. “HVAC&R is a single of individuals. It is a complicated obstacle. But wanting at the winners and finalists of the 2022 AIRAH Awards, I think the HVAC&R business has what it can take.”
The winners of the AIRAH Awards 2022 are:
- Best HVAC Retrofit or Improve: McClintock Engineering Group – Otto Hirschfeld Dissection Laboratory AHU upgrade
- Excellence in Variety and Inclusion: Cundall
- Excellence in HVAC&R Exploration: Preserve It – Actual-time model predictive command with digital twins and edge computing systems
- Excellence in Innovation: AMP Money – Quay Quarter Tower
- Excellence in Sustainability: Benmax – The College of Newcastle’s Q Constructing
- Long term Chief: Mark Elliott, M.AIRAH
- Progressive use of Renewable Electricity in HVAC&R: Conserve It – Exceptional scheduling of air conditioning programs with renewable power resource and thermal storage
- Item of the Yr: Smartair Diffusion – Smartemp Helical Vari-Swirl Diffuser
- Scholar of the 12 months – Greater Schooling or Study: Jason Jarvinen, Stud.AIRAH – College of South Australia
- University student of the Year – Trade: Renzo Antonio Munster, Stud.AIRAH – PHW Expert services
- WR Ahern Award: “Best-practice electricity efficiency benchmarked for refrigerated warehouses” by Stefan Jensen, F.AIRAH – Ecolibrium, August/September 2021
- James Harrison Medal: Dr Stephen White, L.AIRAH
A comprehensive record of finalists and far more details about the winners is obtainable at the AIRAH Awards web page.