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There are three Finalists competing for the Leader in Energy Savings & Sustainability Award including:

STIEBEL ELTRON Australia renewable technologies manager, Oliver Joss, has enjoyed a career as a HVAC engineer both here and overseas. In fact he was transferred from STIEBEL ELTRON Switzerland to its Australian office to develop the heat pump and renewable energy market in Australia.

When he is not hosting training sessions on air tight building methods and heat recovery ventilation, he is designing 'homes of the future'. He has already designed heat recovery ventilation systems for more than 80 new high performance homes.

DAC Refrigeration managing director, Hayden Conti, has been busy supporting businesses that are making the transition from R22 to less costly and more efficient alternatives. Conti has just completed a two-month retrofit project with Perth-based fresh fruit wholesaler, Etherington.

The new installation achieved impressive energy savings using BITZER Varipack variable speed drives, Buffalo Trident condensers and evaporators. Conti said BITZER were able to provide both the compressor rack system and Evolution package units to meet DAC's requirements. He said the project allowed DAC to future-proof the wholesaler's systems.

Since being appointed to lead the energy efficiency push at ENGIE Services Australia, business development engineer, David Odd, has introduced aggressive growth plans. He has targeted markets with ageing plant and equipment and put clients on the road to operating efficiency.

Success is measured by monitoring energy consumption on a monthly basis and comparing the results to an agreed baseline set with the client. While gains are shared with the client, losses are borne by Engie. Prior to joining Engie, Odd was a mechanical engineer with AE Smith Pty Ltd. 

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