The HVACR Leadership Awards continue to receive unprecedented support from industry with Alfa Laval and BITZER joining the long list of sponsors participating in the program.

ABB, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioners, Refrigerant Reclaim Australia and Temperzone are already on board showing their support for the HVACR industry at an incredibly difficult time.

It is important to rise above the pandemic and continue to showcase our resilient and dynamic industry.

There is no better time to reward excellence and there has certainly been no shortage of nominations.

Entries close this Wednesday, 18 August, only two days to go so please nominate now at

CCN’s HVACR Leadership Awards are about people, not projects. We want to hear about your successes and your hard work.

Alfa Laval has sponsored the Energy Savings & Sustainability Award.

The company’s refrigeration industry manager, John Anson, said meeting the world’s rising energy demand while reducing CO2 emission is one of the biggest challenges of our time.

“This can only be achieved by improving energy efficiency,” he said.

According to the International Energy Agency, increased efficiency could account for more than 40 per cent of emission reductions in the next 20 years.

“We are proud to partner with the HVACR industry to design more energy efficient systems, such as compact plate heat exchangers with high heat transfer efficiency,” he said

“An award winner in this category should demonstrate a clear goal and roadmap to improve the energy efficiency of existing and upcoming projects/installations.

“Ideally, they should show quantifiable benefits compared with conventional practices.

“What we do in the next decade to limit emissions will be critical to the future, which is why every country, sector, industry and each one of us must work together to find ways to cut the carbon we produce, energy efficiency is one of the single most important activities to curb climate change,” Anson said.

BITZER has agreed to sponsor the Woman of the Year in HVACR Award.

The compressor manufacturer is keen to showcase HVACR as an industry with excellent career prospects for women.

BITZER director, Simon Wood, said HVACR needs to be a diverse and inclusive industry with opportunities for everyone.

“BITZER is an equal opportunity employer and our workforce is made up of 32 per cent of women in a range of roles from production to management,” he said.

“We actively encourage women to join the industry by attending female work groups at TAFE and universities to get more women involved in HVACR.”

This is an awards category that has showcased a lot of impressive winners including HydroChem general manager, Christie Deneys, and About Airconditioning owner, Jenny Smith.

To be a part of all the action simply attend this year’s CCN Live conference which will feature a series of guest speakers talking about How to Unlock the Supply Chain.

The conference is sponsored by Refrigerants Australia and speakers include Adam Wade from Bega Dairy and Drinks, Mark Barthel, the CEO of Stop Food Waste and Australian Food Cold Chain Council chair, Mark Mitchell.



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