- Gold Medal Award
The SAIRAC Gold Medal honours those that make outstanding contributions towards research and development in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, both nationally and internationally.
- Meritorious Award
Awarded to any person within the air conditioning or refrigeration industries whom Council wishes to honour for outstanding service to the industry.
- Honorary Fellow Membership
The granting of Honorary Fellow Membership gives recognition to those who attained outstanding achievements in the industry.
- Life Vice President
The granting of Life Vice President status gives recognition to those that have given outstanding service to the Institute. The current Life Vice Presidents are:
Mr. J.P. Trautmann
Mr. P. Worthington-Smith
Mr. W.R. Scott