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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.

Source: AHR Expo

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