For the very first time energy savings and sustainability have been combined to create a single award.
This category, sponsored by Innotech, allows industry to showcase energy efficiency and green leadership.
It is an area where HVACR continues to excel which is why this category attracts such a broad range of nominations.
Here are this year's three finalists, they are:
Thomas Heine, the market manager of EC upgrades at ebm-papst A/NZ. He is well known for leading a long list of exceptional projects involving energy saving fan upgrades.
Dunnair Australia general manager of sales and marketing, Nicholas Siountris, has been working with users to reduce their carbon footprint utilising inverter technology. He believes inverter water sourced heat pumps are really making a difference in the local market.
Toyesi Pty Ltd director and engineer, Peter Savtchenko, has designed a system called PCVER which captures energy from a pool space, returns dehumidified air to control the space temperature at the same time as putting waste heat back into the pool.