Nominations for the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS) Industry Awards for 2012 are now open. The awards recognise excellence in Australia’s HVAC, refrigeration and building services industries over a selection of areas including:

  • ARBS Young Achiever Award for 2012 Outstanding Service and Maintenance Provider for 2012
  • ARBS Product Excellence Award 2012 HVAC Project Excellence Award 2012
  • Refrigeration Project Excellence Award 2012
  • Outstanding Industry Education/Training Award 2012
The awards, established at the ARBS 2010 exhibition, draw nominees from across the industry, including members of the major industry associations:
  • Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH)
  • Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA)
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers Association (AREMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA), and
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Wholesalers Association (ARWA)
Sue Falcke, ARBS Events Organiser, explained, “The strong participation of all players across the industry was a hallmark of last year’s awards.”

“We look forward to a similarly enthusiastic response to this year’s call for nominations. The Awards are an opportunity to recognise the expertise and success of individuals and companies across all sectors of the HVAC&R industry. It’s important that we identify, promote and congratulate the talent and vision that sustains our industry,” she said.

The judging panel of industry experts takes into account criteria such as talent, leadership, vision and innovation. The ARBS Hall of Fame is a popular category which celebrates industry leaders, recognising their service, contribution and commitment to furthering the industry. Nominations for this come directly from the industry associations.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 4th November 2011, and award winners will be honoured at a gala dinner that will be held during the ARBS 2012 exhibition.

The ARBS exhibition runs from the 7th to 9th May 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Further details and full category and criteria requirements for entry are available on the ARBS 2012 website.