The AHR Expo is now accepting entries for its 2020 Innovation Awards Competition.

The annual competition aims to honor the most innovative and original products, systems, and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo. Exhibitors are encouraged to submit new or upgraded products for consideration through August 6, 2019.

Winners will be selected from each of the following products categories, building automation, cooling, green building, heating, indoor air quality, plumbing, refrigeration, software, tools and instruments, and ventilation. Winners are evaluated and selected by a panel of third-party judges representing ASHRAE.

The Innovation Awards also recognize an overall Product of the Year, selected from the pool of winners from all categories and will be announced at the 2020 AHR Expo, February 3-5, in Orlando, Florida.

“The Innovation Awards aim to recognize companies within the HVACR industry that demonstrate leadership through design, construction, and execution of products and technologies that propel the industry,” said Mark Stevens, manager of AHR Expo. “Each year’s submissions give us a true indication of just how much progress is made from year to year, and we look forward to highlighting those that are taking the lead with innovation.”

Exhibitors at the 2020 AHR Expo are eligible for the Innovation Awards and may submit one product in each category. Submitted products will not be considered if they have previously won an award. To be considered, products must be exhibited at the 2020 show and must be available for sale by the end of February 2020. Completed entry forms along with a $100 entry fee must be submitted online at

Entry fees for the Innovation Awards are donated each year to a charitable organization serving the local community where the show is held. The donation is generally used to provide HVACR repairs or upgrades.