2007 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners announced
- Building Automation
- Green Building
The 2007 winners are:
Company: Lennox International
Product: Comfort Sensor Zone Controller
Company: Copeland Corporation / Emerson Climate Technologies
Product: Copeland Scroll Digital Compressor for Commercial Air Conditioning
Company: A.O. Smith Water Heaters
Product: Vertex High Efficiency Condensing Water Heaters
Company: Empire Comfort Systems, Inc.
Product: Mantis Condensing Vented Gas Fireplace System
Company: Lennox International
Product: Humiditrol Dehumidification System
Company: Danfoss, Inc.
Product: ICF Valve Station for Industrial Refrigeration
Company: HVAC Solution
Product: HVAC Solution Pro 4.0, Design and Modeling Software
Company: Newport Electronics, Inc.
Product: NEWPORT ISE Web-Based Remote Environmental Surveillance
Company: Broan-NuTone LLC
Product: Broan Humidity Sensing Fans
"We are very pleased with the wide range and high quality of product submissions we received for the fifth 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."
The following companies received Honorable Mention for these innovative new products:
Wireless Temperature and/or Humidity Sensing System
Compact Input/Output Modules
BACnet Building Controller
Vykon Security System
WiSuite Wireless Automation & Control
Aquaforce Air Cooled Chillers
Rheem and Ruud Comfort Control System
UltraTech Unitary Control (UUC) for advanced system communication and protection
TriArmor Corrosion Protection System
CEC Motorized Impeller
Environmentalist/Zero-Bleed Water Treatment Technology
Eutec Hybrid Radiator
VANTAGE Dual Fuel Natural Gas Condensing Boiler
VSX Double-Suction Split-Case Pump
AN200 CFM/CMM Thermo-Anemometer
Temperature & Humidity Controller
PMA25 Media Holding Module
DampGuard Mold Monitor
Intelligent Store Discus Compressor
Vector Series MRS Multi-Cell Packaged Rack System
EffTrack Automated Chiller Data Collection Software
Right-Universal (RU) HVAC Design & Sales Software
Ashcroft Xmitr Refrigerant Pressure Monitor
SSX34 Subcooling and Superheating Meter
Fluke 975 AirMeter
testo AC/R System Analyzers
HeatPumPro Zoning System
Fan Wall Technology Air Handler
HCU Water Source Heat Pump
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.
In addition to recognizing outstanding product innovation, entry fees from the award will be used to benefit local HVACR students in the Dallas area. During the first four years of the program, thousands of dollars have been donated to HVACR technical school scholarship funds.
"The AHR Expo Innovation Awards program has a positive impact on the HVACR industry," said Clay Stevens, president of IEC, show producers and managers. "It calls attention to how successful manufacturers have been at turning new technology into useful and highly efficient products."
"As the major trade show for the HVACR 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."
The AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition, which is held in conjunction with the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) every year, is designed to promote and encourage product innovation by recognizing exceptional achievements.
The Innovation Awards are jointly sponsored by ASHRAE; ARI; and International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo. Only one product per company may be submitted in each category and winning products from previous years cannot be re-entered. For more information on the AHR Expo Innovation Awards, visit www.ahrexpo.com.