2013 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners Announced
Ranging from an innovative geothermal heat pump to a copper theft deterrent system, the winners of the prestigious 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been chosen and will be honored at a special ceremony during the world’s largest HVACR exposition and conference in Dallas on January 29th.
Representing 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 Show. 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 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners by category are:
Company: CopperWatcher LLC
Product: CopperWatcher Model CW-3, an A/C copper theft deterrent system
Company: Rheem Manufacturing Company
Product: H2AC Rooftop Unit, a restaurant integrated AC and water heating system
Product: Solar Plexicon, displacement ventilation diffuser with light-powered, energy harvesting Capabilities
Company: ClimateMaster, Inc.
Product: Trilogy 40 Series, geothermal heat pump
Indoor Air Quality
Company: Energy Wall
Product: Energy Wall, a high efficiency heat & moisture recovery plate exchanger, air purifier & dehumidifier
Company: Navien America, Inc.
Product: NPE-240A NG, condensing tankless gas water heater
Product: ADAP-KOOL AK-PC 781 Integrated Pack Controller
Product: NexTraq Fleet Tracking, web-based GPS software
Tools & Instruments
Company: Fluke Corporation
Product: Fluke 805 Vibration Meter
Company: American ALDES Ventilation Compamy
Product: Zone Register Terminal-2 (ZRT-2)
One of these 10 category winners will also be selected as the overall winner of the 2013 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award. Winners 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. In addition, 33 other products are recognized with Honorable Mentions in these same 10 categories and will also be given placards to display in their booths.
More than $10,000 generated by the entry fees will be donated to a charitable organization in the Dallas 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 33 Honorable Mentions go to:
American Auto-Matrix: vSTAT, mobile application for commercial building automation & control
CAN2GO (SCL Elements Inc.): TE2 Wireless Terminal Equipment Controller
LUDECA, Inc.: VIBCONNECT RF, wireless online condition monitoring system
Strobic Air Corporation: Tri-Stack Smart System, a control system to maintain Safe lab exhaust conditions
WattStopper: Digital Lighting Management, Universal Dimming Room Controller
Carrier Corporation: WeatherExpert 48LC, 50LC, single packaged commercial rooftop unit
Danfoss: VZH Inverter Scroll Compressor Solution
Mits Airconditioning Inc./Aermec S.P.A: NRP AERMEC, air to water heat pump
Motivair Corporation: Chilled Door
Trane: Series S Cen TraVac, water-cooled oil-free centrifugal Chiller
Emerson Climate Technologies: Copeland Scroll condensing unit - FFAP series
International Wastewater Heat Exchange Systems Inc.: Sewage SHARC, combination sewage filter/heat exchanger
RGF Environmental Group, Inc.: PTAC PHI Cell, a PTAC HVAC air purification system
Spartan Peripheral Devices: ME8400 Thermopyla Series, self-powered control valve with bidirectional communication
Tate: EcoCore, access floor panel incorporating microencapsulated phase change materials
American Combustion Technologies: SLE Ultra Low NOx Burner
LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.: Art Cool Gallery with Inverter, a heat pump system with picture frame
WaterFurnace International, Inc.: 7 Series 700A11, variable capacity geothermal heat pump
WILO USA LLC: Wilo Stratos GIGA, high-efficiency inline circulator
Best Living Systems, LLC: Perfect Fit Filter, for return plenum
Carlisle HVAC Products: Spray-Seal, job-site duct sealant
Smart Fog Inc.: TS100 In-Duct Humidifier
Triatomic Environmental Inc.: Fresh-Aire MINI UV, a miniature germicidal UVC light system
Grand Hall / Eternal Hybrid: Eternal GU100 Hybrid Water Heater
Midsun Specialty Products, Inc.: Perfect Pitch, tool for condensate/waste piping installation
Pro Hydronic Specialties: AFL Series, automatic flow limiting device
Emerson Climate Technologies: Copeland Discus R410A Compressor, semi-hermetic
Sporlan - Parker Hannifin: Secondary Fluid Valve (SFV) and Controller, a stepper motor valve and controller
Browning / Emerson Power Transmission Solutions: Toolbox Technician App, a mobile app for HVACR technicians
FieldAware: FieldAware, cloud-based software for field service Management
Emerson Climate Technologies: Emerson SureSwitch relay CoreSense protection module, aftermarket air conditioning and heat pump replacement contactors
Goodway Technologies Corp.: CoilPro HiFlo, portable thick coil washing system
Titus: EOS, solar-powered, energy harvesting diffuser
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 2013 AHR Expo will feature more than 1,800 leading manufacturers and suppliers from around the world, showcasing hundreds of innovative new products to nearly 45,000 industry professionals. The 2013 AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). 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.
Source: International Exposition Co.