2014 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners to Showcase Technology


The winners of the prestigious 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been selected and will be honored at a special ceremony on January 22nd during the world’s largest 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.

Entry Fees Donated to Local Charity

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.


Building Automation

Company: American Auto-Matrix

Product: AspectFT 2.0 Web-enabled BAS

Company: Distech Controls, Inc.

Product: ProgrammableVAV Controller (IRC)

Company: SenseAir North America

Product: tSense True Read CO2, RH and Temp Transmitter

Company: tekmar Control Systems, A Watts Water Technologies Company

Product: Flexible, Multi Stage Boiler Control 284


Company: Baltimore Aircoil Company

Product: New Series 3000 Cooling Tower

Company: Carrier

Product: Toshiba Carrier Heat Recovery Variable Refrigerant Flow System

Company: Lordo America

Product: QTUBE Flexible Composite A/C and Refrigeration Lines

Green Building

Company: Advantix Systems

Product: DT-X Desiccant Dehumidification Technology

Company: ebm-papst Inc.

Product: RadiPac Series - K3G630 Plug Fan

Company: Zehnder Rittling

Product: ZIP Radiant Heating Ceiling Panels


Company: Carrier

Product: Carrier Infinity 18VS Variable Speed Heat Pump

Company: LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc

Product: Art Cool Premier High Efficiency Duct Free Heat Pump

Company: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating Solutions

Product: H2i R2-Series Variable Refrigerant Flow Heat Pump

Company: Trane

Product: TruComfort Variable Speed Split System Heat Pump

Company: Weil-McLain

Product: SlimFit Commercial High-Efficiency Condensing Boiler


Company: Belimo Aircontrols (USA), Inc.

Product: ZIP Air-Side Economizer

Company: Best Living Systems, LLC

Product: MCI (Multi-Cluster Ionization) for Air Filtration

Company: Plasma Air International

Product: Plasma BAR Bipolar Ion Generator

Company: Ultravation, Inc.

Product: UVXact UV-C Intensity Monitor


Company: Caleffi Hydronic Solutions

Product: QuickSetter Balancing Valve

Company: Navien America

Product: NPE-180/210/2405 Condensing Gas Tankless Water Heater

Company: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.

Product: TRITON Pipe Fusion System


Company: Baltimore Aircoil Company

Product: Trillium Series Adiabatic Condenser

Company: BITZER Kuhlmaschinenbau GmbH

Product: New Ecoline Varispeed Reciprocating Compressor

Company: Samsung Compressor Direct

Product: Ultra T-20 Rotary Compressor

Company: Sporlan-Parker Hannifin

Product: ZoomLine Refrigerant Line Assembly


Company: Carrier

Product: ComfortDRAW Design Tool for BAS

Company: Emerson Climate Technologies

Product: HVAC Check & Charge Mobile Application

Company: Maxwell Systems, Inc.

Product: ProContractorMX Mobile Connect Annotation Tool for iPad

Tools & Instruments

Company: Fluke Corporation

Product: VT04 Visual IR Thermometer

Company: Goodway Technologies Corp.

Product: RAM-PRO-XL Tube Cleaner

Company: hilmor

Product: Compact Swage Tool


Company: AIRIUS, LLC

Product: Pear Destratification Fan

Company: Aldes

Product: VentZone Zoned IAQ with Heat Recovery Kit

Company: Building Performance Equipment, Inc.

Product: Energy Recovery Ventilator

Company: Modine Manufacturing Co.

Product: Airedale ClassMate Vertical DX & Heat Pump Vent. System

Company: Rosenberg USA, Inc.

Product: B-Wheel Backward Curved Fan Impeller

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 2014 AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and 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.

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