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Industry leaders celebrated at gala dinner

The winners of the AIRAH Awards 2023 were announced at a glittering gala dinner held on Thursday, November 30 in Sydney. More than 250 members of Australia’s HVAC&R community gathered on AIRAH’s night of nights to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies within the sector. The annual awards gala is one of the […]

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AIRAH Awards 2023: the Institute’s night of nights

Thursday November 30 will see the who’s who of HVAC&R head to the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour to celebrate excellence in the industry. The awards recognise 2023’s high achievers, stand-out projects, and ground-breaking research. The black-tie gala dinner is an opportunity for attendees to meet with other industry professionals, become familiar with the latest developments […]


Dr Stephen White awarded AIRAH’s highest honour

During the holiday period, HVAC&R News is featuring the winners of the AIRAH Awards 2022. The James Harrison Medal is the highest honour AIRAH can bestow upon an individual. Named after Australian refrigeration pioneer James Harrison, it recognises the highest levels of individual achievement in the Australian refrigeration and air conditioning industry. The James Harrison […]


Paul Bannister awarded James Harrison Medal

AIRAH has named Paul Bannister, F.AIRAH, as the 2021 winner of the James Harrison Medal for notable achievements in the Australian HVAC&R industry. Over his career, Bannister has focused on improving energy efficiency in buildings, especially energy related to HVAC. Bannister was heavily involved in the development of the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating System, which […]


Liquid tribute to James Harrison

A Geelong brewery has launched a new craft beer to celebrate the achievements of Australia’s refrigeration pioneer James Harrison. Harrison’s Rocky Point Dark Lager is a special release from the Southern Bay Brewery. According to general manager Michael Connell, the brew was suggested by the Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust, which recently […]

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James Harrison exhibition opens in Geelong

Geelong Design Week is hosting an exhibition about James Harrison at Barwon Grange from Saturday, March 20 until Sunday, March 28. The exhibition is titled James Harrison’s Momentous Achievements – models, medals, memorabilia and explores Harrison’s life from 1816–1893. He was the first to create ice via mechanical means, and the founder of the Geelong […]