The AHR Expo has named the winners of its 2015 Innovation Awards. The recipients will be honored at the expo, January 26-28, 2015, in Chicago. Winners of the Innovation Awards will also display their winning products on the show floor.
Representing the major segments of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were selected in 10 categories as the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the 2015 AHR Expo. The winning products were selected from among numerous entries by a panel of judges consisting of ASHRAE members who evaluated the products based on innovation, application, value to the user, and market impact.
The 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners by category are:
Company: American Auto-Matrix
Product: AspectFT Web Enabled BAS
Company: Southwire Company
Product: EZ-In™ Mini-Split Cable
Product: Turbocor VTT Series Compressors
Company: Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division
Product: H2i MXZ Multi-zone Heat Pump System
Indoor Air Quality
Company: Koch Filter Corporation
Product: DuraMax 4vS-16 Minipleat Filter
Company: Navien, Inc.
Product: NPE-S Series Condensing Gas Tankless Water Heater
Company: KeepRite Refrigeration
Product: Limitrol+ Heat Pressure Control System
Company: Fluke Corp.
Product: Fluke Connect Smart Phone App
Tools & Instruments
Company: Sporlan - Parker Hannifin
Product: SMART Service Tool Kit Wireless Temperature Clamps and Sensors
Company: Coolerado Corporation
Product: Coolerado ERV50 Energy Recovery Ventilator and Super Cooling System
One of these 10 category winners will also be selected as the overall winner of the 2015 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award. All winners receive placards to display at their booths during the show as well as etched crystal awards to be displayed at their companies’ headquarters. In addition to the winners, 30 other products were recognized with honorable mentions in these same 10 categories and will also be presented with placards to display in their booths.
More than $16,000 generated by the award entry fees will be donated to a charitable organization in the Chicago area. According to show organizers, this total represents the greatest contribution to a local charity in a single year. Since the inception of the Innovation Award competition in 2003, well over $100,000 has been donated to charities and educational institutions in the cities where the expo was held.