Shepherd Filters is honoured to have been nominated as one of three finalists in the ‘Product of the Year’ category at the 2019 AIRAH Awards. These awards provide the HVAC & R industry with the opportunity to reflect, applaud and raise a toast to its peers and their achievements – whether it’s promising future leaders to established sector veterans; the best of new and existing buildings; or the greatest in refrigeration, retrofits and research papers.
AIRAH has a long and proud history of representing industry of professionals, who are of fundamental and increasing importance to the comfort, health and safety of the community. Formed in 1920, AIRAH is recognised by government and industry bodies for its expertise across a wide range of issues in the area of engineering services for the built environment.
AIRAH collaborates closely with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, is an inaugural member of the Green Building Council of Australia and the Australian Sustainability Built Environment Council. AIRAH also works closely with the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage and Sustainability Victoria.
AIRAH encourages world’s best practice within the industry. Through continuing professional development, accreditation programs and a wide range of technical publications, AIRAH has earned a reputation for developing the competence and skills of industry practitioners so that they can better meet society’s evolving health, safety and environmental demands.
In operation for over 97 years, AIRAH’s longevity stems from its strong links with like-minded organisations around the world and the successful delivery of key member benefits including representation, dissemination of technical information, networking, member recognition and education and training.
Shepherd Filters is revolutionary within the Kitchen Exhaust & Ventilation Duct Cleaning and HVAC industries. It changes the way the industry operates by making it smarter, cleaner and safer by offering an environmentally-friendly way of managing kitchen grease that help mitigate the risk of potentially catastrophic fires.
Customers benefit through cost savings and a reduction in cleaning and maintenance down-time. As kitchen exhaust systems stay cleaner for longer, Shepherd Filters help reduce the load on important equipment such as the fan, allowing the system to work at its optimum level. This extends the system’s lifespan and improves airflow. HVAC coils return air units etc. will also not require the same frequency of cleaning and maintenance.
Staff appreciate the user-friendly nature of Shepherd Filters and how it creates a positive impact to their daily routines.
A potential fire risk can arise weeks after a duct clean due to grease accumulation in between cleans. Kitchen exhaust fires due to grease build-up leads to insurance companies rejecting claims to rebuild or never covering the loss of income. The Shepherd Filters solution’s distinct advantage is in their ability to reduce grease build-up between cleans and therefore, mitigates the risk of a potentially catastrophic grease fire and ensuring your insurance will be valid.
Professional cleaning contractors benefit through the opportunity to work better hours under safer conditions earning the same money or more, thus improving their lifestyle.
The environmental benefits are also significant. Made of 100% wool and therefore biodegradable, Shepherd Filters are disposed of in a regular waste bin. Businesses save thousands of litres of water annually and reduce the need for the toxic and expensive chemicals used to keep kitchen exhaust systems clean, fully functioning and to code. Shepherd Filters help commercial food-service businesses reduce their carbon footprint, and this goes a long way!
We look forward to coming together will all the other individuals, companies, research projects and products helping to shape our diverse HVAC & R industry.