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2014 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners announced

November 19th, 2013

WESTPORT, Conn. —The winners of the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been selected and will be honored at a special ceremony on January 22, 2014, during the HVACR exposition and conference in New York City.

Encompassing a broad cross-section of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were selected in 10 categories and represent the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the 2014 AHR Expo. A panel of judges made up of ASHRAE members evaluated the products submitted based on innovation, application, value to the user and market impact.

The 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners by category are:

Building Automation
Company: Belimo Aircontrols (USA), Inc.
Product: Belimo BAS Data Logging Energy Valve

Company: Emerson Climate Technologies
Product: Next Generation Copeland Scroll Variable Speed compressor product line

Green Building
Company: Lafert North America
Product: High Performance Metric Motors

Company: WaterFurnace International, Inc.
Product: 7 Series 700A11 Geothermal Heat Pump

Indoor Air Quality
Product: SKD Direct Multi-Steam Injection Humidifier

Company: Rheem Manufacturing Company
Product: Rheem Prestige Series Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Company: Danfoss
Product: MADAP-KOOL System Manager AK-SM 800 Series

Company: HVAC Solution, Inc.
Product: Revit Connection 2.0 BIM Software Add-in

Tools & Instruments
Company: Imperial
Product: Imperial iManifold

Company: Big Ass Fans
Product: Haiku Ceiling Fan

One of these 10 category winners will also be selected as the overall winner of the 2014 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award. 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, 37 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 $10,000 generated by the award entry fees will be donated to a charitable organization in the New York area. 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.

The Innovation Awards are jointly sponsored by ASHRAE; the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and the International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo.

The 2014 AHR Expo will feature nearly 2,000 leading manufacturers and suppliers from around the world showcasing hundreds of innovative new products to more than 55,000 industry professionals. The Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is an honorary sponsor. ASHRAE’s Winter Conference is held concurrently with the AHR Expo each year.


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