About Us

Our main aims are to promote the economic well-being and quality of life of our members, and of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries, and to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of every New Zealander through:

  • representing and promoting the industry interests of our members
  • advancing and promoting (including the use of standards) the technology used by and activities of those in our industry
  • supporting training and education in the industry
  • promoting a high level of skill, qualifications and continuing professional development
  • promoting the development of practice guides and other industry Standards as the Council thinks is appropriate for and relevant to our industry that members shall follow
  • providing a forum for our members, associates and affiliates to discuss and share their knowledge and experience
  • providing a forum where our members, associates and affiliates and members of the public can settle their disputes


To give effect to our aims, the strategic direction of IRHACE for the future is:

  • To develop a continuing development policy and framework for IRHACE members to support a more skilled and technically competent membership.

Benefits of being an IRHACE member include:

  • IRHACE Journal and electronic member updates
  • Member events such as trade nights, technical tours, and social events
  • Discounts to events such as the annual HVAC&R Conference and the Industrial Ammonia Plant Operations course
  • Access to free publications such as the Hygiene Guide
  • Having an industry voice with government
  • Use of the IIR Freedoc database for members
  • Having strategic relationships at a national and international level with other HVAC&R organisations
  • Free membership for apprentices and students studying towards HVAC&R qualifications