ARBS announces that nominations are now open for the 2016 industry awards that recognise excellence in Australia’s HVAC, refrigeration and building services industries. ARBS is Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition.

ARBS is taking nominations for the 2016 industry awards across a range of categories including Young Achiever, Product Excellence, Project Excellence, Industry Education and Training, and the Hall of Fame.

The ARBS industry awards present an opportunity for industry players to showcase their skills, products and performance across all sectors of the HVAC&R and building services industry. According to the 2014 Young Achiever recipient, Brett Saunders of Hiflow Industries, the award not only recognised his personal commitment to his company but was also a great morale booster for his team.

Saunders explained that the services provided by Hiflow Industries were all ‘back of house’ and easily forgotten with only ‘front of house’ activities making a visual impact and quickly recognised. He observed that their work, however, made them typically responsible for 70 per cent of the energy of a building; therefore, from an environmental standpoint, companies like Hiflow have an important role to play in energy and greenhouse gas emissions and can have a massive impact on the world’s sustainability objectives.

ARBS 2016 industry awards

Nominations to the ARBS 2016 industry awards will be evaluated by a panel of industry experts based on various criteria such as leadership, sustainability, performance and innovation with winners revealed at a gala industry dinner to be held on 18 May 2016 in Melbourne, as part of the 2016 ARBS Exhibition.

Complete details and full category and criteria requirements for entry are available on the ARBS 2016 website.

Nominations to the ARBS 2016 industry awards will close on 5 February 2016.

ARBS 2016 will take place at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria from Tuesday 17 May to Thursday 19 May 2016.