2008 AHR Expo® turns New York into the big green Apple

The latest in green products, trends, technologies and solutions will be featured at the 2008 AHR Expo® at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, January 22-24, 2008. A vast array of new, energy-efficient, “green” products will be on display from more than 1,800 companies around the world.  Close to 200 of these exhibitors will also be showcasing IAQ products and will feature IAQ signs in their booths.  The most innovative green HVACR product has been selected as the winner of the prestigious 2008 AHR Expo® Innovation Award in the “Green Building” category.

  Several of AHR Expo’s 28 endorsing associations will be offering free educational sessions dealing with “green” issues.  Some of these sessions include:
  • GreenSpeak: Understanding the Language and Concepts
  • Going Green: Reducing Emissions and Operating Costs in Commercial, Industrial or Process Heating Applications
  • Going Green and the Plan and Spec Representative

In addition, several green educational sessions will be part of the ASHRAE Conference program. Sessions such as Successful Solar Applications and Introduction to Green Buildings and Sustainable Construction will offer attendees valuable insights into a variety of “green” issues.  Other “green” features of the show include:
  • A Zero Energy Buildings exhibit, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, will provide attendees with research into systems integration of residential and commercial buildings with renewable and other onsite power systems.  It will include evaluation of cost tradeoffs between investments in energy efficiency and on-site power systems, along with evaluation of net daily, monthly and annual energy contributions from such systems.  In addition, the Department of Energy/Building Energy Codes Programs will have an exhibit where Energy Code Compliance software will be provided free-of-charge.
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Star will host an exhibit and seminar for attendees on how they can help put customers on the road to green, sustainable buildings.  Attendees are invited to learn how building owners use Energy Star’s energy management tools and strategies to manage risk, stay competitive and control energy costs.
  • The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will be presenting an exhibit as well as a seminar on their energy savings program and incentives.
  • Rounding out the “green” offerings at the Show will be information booths sponsored by the Green Mechanical Council and U.S. Green Building Council. “Going green is one of the hottest topics in the HVACR industry, so we want to be sure that attendees can find the information they need to make informed decisions,” said Clay Stevens, president of IEC, show producers and managers. 

For more information, visit www.ahrexpo.com.

Technology triumphs at the 2008 AHR Expo® Innovation Awards

The most innovative products in the HVACR marketplace will be honored as winners of the 2008 AHR Expo® Innovation Awards competition this January in New York. The honorees represent the best submissions from the thousands of products on display at the 2008 AHR Expo®, January 22-24, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.  The winners span the industrial marketplace ranging from the latest development in green building technology to the newest instrument.

  The 2008 winners are:

Company:    Tek-Air Systems, Inc.
Product:    AccuValve™ new air control valve by Accutrol, LLC

Company:    NORDYNE
Product:    23-SEER air conditioner with iQ Drive™

Company:    Carrier Corporation
Product:    Evergreen 23XRV chiller with Foxfire™ technology

Company:    Hallowell International
Product:    Acadia: combined heating and cooling system

Company:    Lennox International
Product:    Humiditrol Enhanced Dehumidification Accessory

Company:    Emerson Climate Technologies
Product:    Copeland SystemPro condensing unit

Company:    Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Product:    Maxwell Systems Estimation Takeoff

Company:    Omega Engineering, Inc.
Product:    zSeries Wireless Sensor System

Company:    ebm-papst, Inc.
Product:    5-blade EC axial fan w/winglets

The following companies received Honorable Mention for their innovative new products:

BUILDING AUTOMATION (Honorable Mentions)
Company:    Building Automation Products, Inc.
Product:    Wireless Temp or Humidity System

Company:    Honeywell International
Product:    Spyder Controller

Company:    Reliable Controls Corporation
Product:    MACH-Stat BACnet Controller

Company:    Viconics Electronics, Inc.
Product:    Viconics Wireless Gateway

COOLING (Honorable Mentions)
Company:    Baltimore Aircoil Company
Product:     PT2

Company:    Carrier Corporation
Product:     AquaForce Air Cooled Chillers

Company:    Daikin AC (Americas), Inc.
Product:    Daikin VRV-III air conditioning system

Company:    Honeywell International
Product:     VisionPRO IAQ thermostat

GREEN BUILDING (Honorable Mentions)
Company:    Grundfos Pumps Corporation
Product:    Grundfos MAGNA Circulator

Company:    Lennox International
Product:    Strategos Rooftop Unit line

Company:    Oventrop Corporation
Product:    Regusol X station with heat exchanger for solar energy

HEATING (Honorable Mentions)
Company:    AERCO International, Inc.
Product:    Benchmark 3.0LN Boiler

Company:    ClimateMaster, Inc.
Product:    Tranquility (THW) Series High Temp Water-to-Water Heat Pump

Company:    Grundfos Pumps Corporation
Product:    VersaFLo UP(S) wet rotor circulators

Company:    Hydro Delta Corporation
Product:    Hydroheat Quadro-Therm geothermal heat pump

IAQ  (Honorable Mentions)
Company:    Broan-NuTone LLC
Product:    Broan ® SmartSense® Ventilation System

Company:    Carrier Corporation
Product:    39M Air Handler with Agion

Company:    Hoffman Controls Corp.
Product:    220-TRH VariFLow Interface

REFRIGERATION (Honorable Mentions)
Company:    ebm-papst, Inc.
Product:    Energy Saving Axial Fan Series

Company:    Sporlan Division - Parker Hannifin
Product:    Subcool-O-Matic mechanical controller

Company:    Tecumseh Products Company
Product:    OD Max

SOFTWARE (Honorable Mentions)
Company:    Bidtracer Specialty Software Group LLC
Product:    Bidtracer bid management

Company:    Engineered Software, Inc.
Product:    PIPE-FLO Professional 2007 fluid flow analysis

Company:    Honeywell International
Product:    WebStat controller communicatin thermostat system

Company:    Jonas Software Ltd.
Product:    Jonas Service Management

TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS (Honorable Mentions)
Company:    Appion Inc.
Product:    G5 Twin refrigerant recovery unit

Company:    Emerson Climate Technologies
Product:    1F85RF-275 Thermostat Kit (with wireless remote sensor)

Company:    Nu-Calgon Wholesaler, Inc.
Product:    Rx11-flush ozone-safe solvent

VENTILATION (Honorable Mentions)
Company:    AirConcepts, Inc.
Product:    Turret Drum Louver

Company:    GLV International Ltd.
Product:    Square Flexible Air Ducts

Company:    Munters Corporation
Product:    DryCool ERV dehumidifier

A panel of judges consisting 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, the award competition provides entry fees that will be used to benefit HVACR students in the New York area. Since the conception of the program five years ago, thousands of dollars have been donated to several technical schools’ scholarship funds.

Winners of the AHR Expo Innovation Awards will be recognized in a special ceremony on January 22 in the New Product Technology Theater A, located in Hall 1D on Level 1.  Winners will also receive placards to display at their booths during the show as well as an etched crystal award to be displayed at their company’s headquarters.

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.