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:

Building Automation                                                                             

Company: American Auto-Matrix                                          

Product: AspectFT Web Enabled BAS


Company: Southwire Company

Product: EZ-In™ Mini-Split Cable

Green Building                                                                   

Company: Danfoss

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.