A record number of entries were submitted for the fourth annual AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition sponsored by ASHRAE, ARI, and International Exposition Company. The nine winning companies will be recognized at a special ceremony during the 2006 AHR Expo in Chicago. The awards presentation will take place on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. in the New Product Technology Theater "B" on the show floor.
The most innovative product submissions from among the thousands on display at the AHR Expo have been selected as winners in nine specific categories: Building Automation, Cooling, Heating, Indoor Air Quality, Refrigeration, Software, Tools & Instruments, Ventilation, and the newest category Green Building (Greenovation). The Greenovation category was added this year to recognize the increasing number of products and technologies that make buildings "green" favoring the environment, conservation of natural resources, and the reduction of energy consumption and pollution.