WESTPORT, Connecticut…November 16, 2010 — The winners of the prestigious 2011 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been selected and will be honored at a special ceremony during the world’s largest HVACR exposition and conference in Las Vegas, January 31 – February 2, 2011.
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 winners of the 2011 AHR Expo Innovation Awards are:
Product: ecobee Energy Management System
Company: Advantix System
Product: DuCool DuTreat System Liquid desiccant Air Conditioner/dehumidifier
Company: Daikin AC (America), Inc.
Product: Daikin Altherma™ Air-to-Water Heat Pump System
Company: LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
Product: Air-to-Water Heat Pump System (AWHP)
Indoor Air Quality
Company: Triatomic Environmental, Inc.
Product: Fresh-Aire UV APCO In-duct Air Purifier
Company: ITT Residential & Commercial Water
Product: ecocirc Hot Water Circulator
Company: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
Product: Copeland Discus Digital™ Compressor
Company: CAN2GO (SCL Elements Inc.)
Product: CAN2GO embedded BAS IP Web Interface
Company: Neutronics Inc.
Product: Ultima ID Pro HVAC/R Refrigerant Analyzer
Company: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions
Product: Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI® Dedicated Outside Air System (DOAS)
One of the 10 category winners will also be selected as the winner of the 2011 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, Honorable Mention awards will be presented to 27 companies in these same 10 categories.
There were a record number of entries this year, up 18 percent from the previous record. The nearly $13,000 generated by the entry fees will be donated to a charitable organization in the Las Vegas area. Since the Innovation Awards inception in 2003, tens of thousands of dollars have been donated to charitable organizations and educational institutions in the cities where the Expo was held.
“We believe it is important to recognize manufacturers that have excelled in turning technology into useful and efficient products,” said Clay Stevens, President of International Exposition Company, which produces and manages the AHR EXPO. “We also want to thank all the companies who submitted entries for making it possible to donate funds to a worthy charitable cause.”
The Honorable Mentions are:
Company: American Auto-Matrix Product: AspectFT Web Based HVAC Energy Control
Company: Honeywell International Inc. Product: WebVision@Building Automation Controller
Company: Reliable Controls Corp. Product: MACH-ProWeb BACnet Building Controller
Company: Tek-Air Systems Inc. Product: IAQ-TEK - Outdoor Air Volume Measuring
Company: Baltimore Aircoil Company Product: FXV Closed Circuit Cooling Tower
Company: Bard Manufacturing Product: Variable Capacity Environmental Control
Company, Inc. Vertical Package Unit
Company: Danfoss Product: MPHE Heat Exchanger
Company: Motivair Corporation Product: Chilled Door Rack Cooling System
Company: Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. Product: Evergreen Cut'N Wrap Insulation Kit
Company: Columbus Industries, Inc. Product: Mini Pleat Filter
Company: ecobee Product: The ecobee Smart Thermostat
Company: Knauf Insulation Product: Knauf Insulation Earthwool™
1000 Pipe Insulation
Company: LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. Product: LG Multi V Plus II Integrated VRF
Inverter Heat Pump
Company: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling Product: Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI®
and Heating Solutions Hydronic Heat Exchanger (HEX)
Company: Daikin AC (Americas), Inc. Product: Daikin Inverter Ducted Heat Pump
Company: Mayekawa / Mycom Product: Mayekawa Eco cute Transcritical
CO2 Heat Pump
Company: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling Product: Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI® H2i™
and Heating Solutions Y-Series INVERTER-driven Heat Pump
Company: ClimateMaster, Inc. Product: ClimaDry II Reheat Option
Company: Daikin AC (Americas), Inc. Product: Quaternity™ Heat Pump Split-System
Plumbing (No Honorable Mentions)
Company: Danfoss Product: ERC102 Refrigeration Controller
Company: Davis Business Solutions Product: Davisware GlobalEdge Business Management
Company: Honeywell International Inc. Product: EnviraLINK HVAC Controls Remote Access
Company: Ludeca, Inc. Product: Vibxpert II Portable Vibration
Analyzer/ Data Collector
Company: RAMS Sheet Metal Product: RAMS 2014 Auxiliary Machine
Equipment, Inc. for Roll Forming
Company: Sensortechnics, Inc. Product: LBA Micro Airflow
Differential Pressure Sensor
Company: Panasonic Home & Product: WhisperComfort™ Spot Energy
Environment Company Recovery Ventilator (ERV)
Company: Ziehl-Abegg, Inc. Product: FE2Owlet Fan with Ecblue Motor
The Innovation Awards are jointly sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the Air-Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo.
For more information on the AHR Expo Innovation Awards, visit www.ahrexpo.com.
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ABOUT AHR EXPO
As the largest and most comprehensive HVACR exposition, the AHR Expo attracts tens of thousands of attendees from all facets of the industry, including contractors, engineers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers, OEMs, architects, builders, industrial plant operators, facility owners and managers, agents and reps.
In addition, more than 100 educational sessions and workshops addressing all facets of the HVACR industry are offered by leading industry associations and organizations during the three days of the Show, many free of charge.
Since 1930, the AHR Expo has been the HVACR professional’s best resource for new products, new ideas and new services. It’s a hands-on, interactive event that showcases a wide spectrum of equipment, systems, and components. This unique industry forum creates a dynamic marketing environment unequaled in size and scope by any other industry event.
The AHR Expo is produced and managed by International Exposition Company, 15 Franklin Street, Westport, CT 06880; telephone: 203-221-9232; fax: 203-221-9260; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.ahrexpo.com.