The winning companies of the third annual AHR Expo Innovation Awards will be honored at a special ceremony during the 2005 AHR Expo in Orlando, FL. The award presentation will take place on February 8 at 11:00 a.m. in the New Product Technology Theater 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 eight specific categories: Building Automation, Cooling, Heating, IAQ, Refrigeration, Software, Tools, and Ventilation.

The 2005 winners are:
BUILDING AUTOMATION
Company: Invisible Service Technicians, LLC
Product: IST Monitor
COOLING
Company: Copeland Corporation / Emerson Climate Technologies
Product: Next Generation Copeland Scroll™
HEATING
Company: Trs Systems, Inc.
Product: RC2100 Wireless Hydronic Controller
IAQ
Company: Munters Corporation
Product: H2O LiquidAire
REFRIGERATION
Company: Danfoss, Inc.
Product: ICV Control Valve
SOFTWARE
Company: Wrightsoft Corporation
Product: Right-Radiant Plus™
TOOLS
Company: Goodway Technologies Corp.
Product: CTV-1500 Cooling Tower Vacuum
VENTILATION
Company: Hardcast, Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing Inc.
Product: Flex-Grip 550

"We are very pleased with the wide range and high quality of product submissions we received for the third year of the award program," said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and managers of the AHR Expo. "It is a pleasure to recognize and honor manufacturers that have excelled through exceptional creativity in turning technology into useful and efficient products."

Products submitted by the following companies received Honorable Mention:
BUILDING AUTOMATION
Reliable Controls" Corporation
Smart-Sensor LCD
Trans-Coil Inc. (TCI)
H5 Active Line Conditioner
The Watt Stopper, Inc.
Lighting Integrator
COOLING
Bora A/C Inc.
12 PRA Portable Air Conditioner 11600 BTU
Bristol Compressors
H21J Benchmark Reciprocating Compressor
ClimateMaster, Inc.
Tranquility 27
HEATING
AERCO International, Inc.
AERCO BMS (Boiler Management System)
Maxi-Therm
Vertical Flooded Heat Exchanger
Rheem Manufacturing Co.
Super Quiet 80 Gas Furnace
IAQ
Bentax USA
Bentax 5D-14
IAQ
StrionAir, Inc.
StrionAir GC System
Ultra-Sun Technologies
Sun Pure SP-200
White-Rodgers
1F95CA Thermostat w/Active Protection & Dehumidification
REFRIGERATION
Cooper B-Line
Arnafix Clamp
Henry Technologies, Inc.
Optronic MK II
Tyler Refrigeration
N6DHP
SOFTWARE
Design Services Network
System Design Simulator
EdgeView Software
Facility Maintainer
HVAC Solution
HVAC Solution Version 3.1
TOOLS
Carrier Corporation
Infinity Control
Controlotron Corp.
Enhanced 1010 E Thermal Energy Meter
Extech Instruments Corp.
1000A True RMS AC/DC Clamp+IR Thermo, Model EX
Fluke Corporation
Fluke 87V DMM
VENTILATION
Broan-NuTone LLC
Recessed Fan/Light
Dais Analytic Corporation
ConsERV
The Dryerbox
The Dryer Box
Titus
TFS Fantom IQ

A panel of judges, made up of ASHRAE members selected for their exceptional knowledge of the industry and its products, reviewed and evaluated all submissions. Product entries were judged for innovation, application, value to user, and market impact. The winners will receive special placards to place in their booths as well as an etched crystal award to be displayed at their company headquarters.

Entry Fees Benefit HVAC&R Scholarship

According to show management, the Innovation Awards program will also provide vocational school scholarships for HVACR students. Proceeds from the entry fee will go to an HVAC&R scholarship fund at a Central Florida area vocational school. "As the major trade show for the HVAC&R market, people look to the AHR Expo to provide leadership and be on the cutting edge of all aspects of the industry," said Stevens. "We see this as a win-win situation for everyone involved. The industry benefits from learning about product innovation, and an educational program is rewarded for teaching about innovations in products and technology to new generations of industry professionals."