AWARDS: 2 December 2009 – Waterman AHW has won the Excellence in Sustainability Award from the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating for its work on Workplace6, the first 6 Star Green Star As Built Office Building in New South Wales.

Among other AIRAH awards, announced at on 19 November at Melbourne’s Crown Casino, were:

  • The WR Ahearn Award, presented for the best technical paper by an AIRAH member published in Ecolibrium, the official journal of AIRAH, was won by Rob Lord from Cundall for his paper, “Designing personal microclimates with workstation-based air conditioning.”
  • Winner of the 2009 Denis Joseph Award for innovative use of solar energy in HVAC&R was Paul Kohlenbach from Solem Consulting.
  • The Excellence in Innovation Award, which recognises a “distinguished Australian product, project, invention or innovation” was earned by the AirLight integrated ceiling services system.
  • The Future Leader Award was won by the CSIRO’s Dr Josh Wall for his “substantial contribution to the HVAC&R sector through research and development, and for the implementation of advanced building control technologies in Australian commercial office buildings.”
  • The prestigious James Harrison Medal, presented to Ron Conry for his efforts in “overseeing the design of an oil-free compressor that is efficient, operates at high speed and is lightweight, quiet, without vibration and fully integrated and cost-competitive,” and has now been commercialised in Canada, and with the backing of Danish company Danfoss, an AIRAH awards statement said.

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