Congratulations to all the 2010 ARBS Industry Awards winners.

Young Achiever 2010

Nirosha Munasinghe

Nirosha is the architect involved in developing open system controls products for the HVAC market and has assisted in launching an Australian owned controls company  “Open General”. 
The products consist of BACnet based fully programmable direct digital controllers, networking devices and powerful web based user interface. These products are currently being installed in various buildings throughout Australia.






Outstanding Service & Maintenance Provider 2010

A.G. Coombs

A.G. Coombs have a clear ongoing commitment to its customers. As one of Australia’s leading building services maintenance organisations A.G. Coombs have implemented a wide range of initiatives to drive improvement in customer service, and in energy efficiency and safety.



HVAC Product Excellence 2010

Climate Wizard – Seeley International

Climate Wizard is a completely new Cooling Category that delivers outstanding cooling performance with previously unheard of energy   efficiencies.  Climate Wizard is a radical breakthrough in cooling technology with an indirect evaporative air conditioner with a patented revolutionary high   performance heat exchanger.  This ensures that no moisture is added to the air entering the conditioned space, and at the same time it maximises the effectiveness of all of the elements necessary to best facilitate the heat exchange process.

HVAC Project Excellence 2010

Daikin Headquarters, NSW by Daikin Australia, MMA Architects & Crest Air Conditioning.

Daikin Australia undertook a significant Development at Chipping Norton, Sydney involving the acquisition and amalgamation of several properties, redevelopment of existing Factory Buildings and the construction of a new Head Office. The new Building adopts innovative environmental design that achieves a 5 Star NABERS Rating, low maintenance landscaping, passive design initiatives and an innovative Building Management System (BMS) with built in demand management capabilities.

Refrigeration Product Excellence 2010

H09 Series Air-Cooled Condenser – Muller Industries

With the increasing awareness of man made environmental issues, a desire to reduce power consumption and our overall environmental impact, Muller Industries’ H09 Series has been designed to replace traditional energy or water hungry HVAC&R heat rejection with the latest technologically and advanced design.


Refrigeration Project Excellence 2010

The Ivy – Channon Refrigeration & Merivale Group

The Ivy development recognised as the largest bar/hotel construction job in Australia presented Channon Refrigeration with a unique opportunity to design and construct a refrigeration system, reducing the amount of plant units, plant locations, condenser water/ventilation requirements whilst electrically reducing the required combined Supply amperage and providing a superior energy efficient plant design to the original proposal. 


Environmentally Sustainable Design – Product Initiative Award 2010

The Green Building Air Handling Unit – Air Change Manufacturing

The GB AHU is an energy efficient heat recovery system that automatically selects the most economical mode to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions, whilst providing superior indoor air quality to increase employee morale and productivity.  The outstanding performance has been measured in prominent green buildings such as the CBC Sydney Olympic Park, Lend Lease building, ‘The Gauge’, Victoria, 54 Melbourne St,, Queensland and the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre, Victoria.

Environmentally Sustainable Design – Project Leadership Award 2010

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre – Built Ecology & WSP Lincolne Scott

The MCEC is the first convention centre to be awarded a ‘6 Star Green Star’ environmental rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.  The MCEC boasts an impressive array of green features including a black water treatment plant; solar powered hot water system; displacement ventilation; radiant slab heating; the use of FSC timber; the substitution of PVC with more environmentally friendly materials; enhanced indoor air quality as a result of carpets, paints, adhesives and sealants that are low on Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s); and the use of low emission building materials.

Outstanding Industry Education/Training 2010

Noel Munkman – NSW TAFE

Noel has been involved in refrigeration and air conditioning industry for nearly 40 years and says he has never stopped learning. Over the last 25 years he has made a significant impact on the vocational education and training of refrigeration, air conditioning and appliance servicing industry in Australia. Noel works closely with our industry bodies, relevant Government agencies, regulators and training providers to develop and implement numerous education and training programs and resources