AIRAH Awards 2022: Excellence in Sustainability

The AIRAH Awards 2022 finalists have now been announced, and Conserve It is proud to have been named a finalist in three categories.



The first category that Conserve It is a finalist for is Excellence in Sustainability for Optimal scheduling of air conditioning systems with renewable energy resource and thermal storage for our work at Echuca Regional Hospital.


About the project


The built environment is embracing sustainability by incorporating high levels of distributed energy resources (DER) in its operations.


Echuca Hospital is a pioneer in DER implementation, using diverse energy sources and storage systems in its facility. Benefits delivered by selecting the operational strategy for any given day on radiation and building-load forecast information, energy available in storage and tariff. Optimal operation of the thermal-electrical energy system with storage is a complex mathematical problem. But Conserve It, CSIRO, and Echuca Regional Health has developed a novel approach for management of DER in buildings to improve sustainability in operations.


About Excellence in Sustainability


The Excellence in Sustainability category is open to all individuals, companies, corporate bodies, institutions and government authorities, recognising work carried out during 2020/2021.


This award recognises Australian initiatives that have made clear improvements in the sustainability of HVAC&R systems or the HVAC&R industry. The initiatives may be new air conditioning or refrigeration installations, retrofits or improvements to existing air conditioning or refrigeration systems or the development of new systems, items of plant or other improvements, or in the industry’s delivery of services.


About the AIRAH Awards


The AIRAH Awards recognise excellence and achievement in Australia’s HVAC&R building services industry.


The annual gala dinner is the chance to celebrate the industry's high achievers, stand-out projects, and ground-breaking research.


The 2022 ceremony will be held in Sydney on Thursday, November 24.


The nominations for the AIRAH 2022 awards have been announced. Click here for more information.

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