Energy Efficiency Is Most Important Consideration For 93% Of 2012 AHR Expo Attendees


According to a post-show survey of 2012 AHR Expo attendees, 93% of respondents ranked energy efficiency-related areas as the most important products/technology to see at the Show. Sixty percent of respondents ranked energy efficiency as "very important" and 33% as "somewhat important".

Other products/technologies that ranked as important are:

  • Green building/sustainability 82%
  • Automation & Controls 80%
  • Alternative Energy (solar, geothermal, etc.) 74%
  • Indoor Air Quality 79%

Another important reason attendees listed for visiting the world s largest HVACR exposition was to meet with current suppliers (93%), which was also ranked very high (meeting with current customers) by 96% of exhibitors. Not surprisingly, many of the attendees’ top reasons for visiting AHR Expo were similar to those of the suppliers’ reasons for exhibiting.


Look for new suppliers/ vendors - 93%

Find solutions to address needs - 81%

See what s new - 97%


Generate new sales leads - 92%

Demonstrate products - 83%

Display new products - 65%

In keeping with the desire to see new technologies and products, 50% said they visited the Building & Automation Control Pavilion, while 32% visited the Software Center and 31% visited the New Product Technology Theaters.

"That is why trade shows are such a valuable resource for both attendees and exhibitors," said Clay Stevens, President of International Exposition Company, which produces and manages the AHR Expo. "There is no better opportunity than AHR Expo for industry professionals looking for innovative products and solutions to meet with nearly 2,000 suppliers from around the world who are unveiling new products and solutions."

Another interesting survey finding is that both exhibitors and attendees are using digital and social media. Nearly two thirds of attendees said they remember seeing online promotion about the Show and 9% use the social media channels Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, 67% of exhibitors use online promotion while 20% are active on Facebook and 17% use Twitter.

The 2013 AHR Expo will be held January 28-30 in Dallas, Texas. AHR Expo is endorsed by 35 of the leading HVACR industry associations and is co-sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (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.

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