2012 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners Selected

WESTPORT, CONN. — The winners of the prestigious 2012 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 Chicago on January 24th.

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.

Ranging from a wall-mounted solar air heater to a mobile toolbox for contractors, many well-known industry leaders will share the stage with companies new to the competition. Emerson Climate Technologies was the big winner, capturing three of the top ten awards.

The winners of the 2012 AHR Expo Innovation Awards are:

Building Automation
Company: Geofinity Manufacturing Inc.
Product: ORB Heat Pump Controller

Cooling
Company: Emerson Climate Technologies
Product: Copeland Scroll Variable Speed Compressor

Green Building
Company: ClimaCool Corp.
Product: SHC onDEMAND™ Simultaneous Heating and Cooling Heat Pump System

Heating
Company: Enerconcept Technologies Inc.
Product: The Lubi Wall Wall-mounted Solar Air Heater

Indoor Air Quality
Company: E+E Elektronik Ges. m.b.H.
Product: EE245 Wireless Transmitter

Plumbing
Company: Rheem Manufacturing Company
Product: The Rheem XR90 Extreme Recovery Gas Water Heater

Refrigeration
Company: Emerson Climate Technologies
Product: Copeland Scroll K5 Refrigeration Compressor

Software
Company: Emerson Climate Technologies
Product: Emerson Climate Technologies HVACR Mobile Toolbox For Contractors

Tools & Instruments
Company: Fluke Corporation
Product: Fluke TiR1 Thermal Imager

Ventilation
Company: Melink Corporation
Product: Intelli-Hood Kitchen Ventilation Control

One of the 10 category winners will also be selected as the winner of the 2012 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, 31 other products are recognized with Honorable Mentions in these same 10 categories and will also be given placards to disply in their booths.

There were a record number of companies entering the competition this year. The nearly $12,000 generated by the entry fees will be donated to a charitable organization in the Chicago area. Since the inception of the Innovation Award Competition in 2003, more than $100,000 has been donated to charitable organizations and educational institutions in the cities where the Expo was held.

“We are honored to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Innovation Awards because it is so meaningful to the HVACR industry,” said Clay Stevens, President of International Exposition Company, which produces and manages the AHR Expo. “It encourages innovation, recognizes excellence and enables us to help charitable organizations.”

The HONORABLE MENTIONS go to:

Building Automation
Company: American Auto-Matrix Product: AspectFT Product Family Energy Management and BAS Solution

Cooling
Company: ClimateMaster, Inc. Product: Tranquility 22 Digital Series Geothermal Heat Pump
Company: Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Product: TT400 380V High-efficiency Compressor
Company: Enertech Global, LLC Product: GeoComfort Compass GXT Series Vertical Geothermal Heat Pump
Company: McQuay International Product: Daikin McQuay Rebel Commercial Rooftop Unit
Company: Seeley International (Americas) Product: Breezair Icon Series evaporative air Conditioner

Green Building
Company: Columbus Industries, Inc. Product: MICRO SHIELD Mini Pleat Filter
Company: Enertech Global, LLC Product: TETCO Geothermal ES4 Series TXT Vertical Heat Pump
Company: Lochinvar, LLC Product: Strato-Therm+ Solar Thermal Storage Tank

Heating
Company: Lochinvar, LLC Product: CREST Condensing Boiler
Company: Mestek, Inc. Product: HeatNet Integrated Control Platform Condensing Hydronic Heating Boiler
Company: Uponor Product: Radiant Ready 30E Mechanical

IAQ
Company: Building Automation Products, Inc. Product: CO2 Sensor
Company: Panasonic Home & Environment Company Product: WhisperSense-Lite Ventilation Fan-light
Company: Sanuvox Technologies Inc. Product: Sanuvox R+ In-Duct UV System

Plumbing
Company: CAN2GO (SCL Elements Inc.) Product: CAN2GO DA2 Intelligent Wireless Valve Actuator
Company: Webstone Company, Inc. Product: Hyrdo-Core Hydronic Manifold System

Refrigeration
Company: Alfa Laval Inc. Product: AXP Brazed Heat Exchanger
Company: Testo, Inc. Product: Testo 570 Refrigeration System Analyzer

Software
Company: Alerton Products: Alerton Building Suite 3 Automation/Energy Management Software
Company: Data-Basics, Inc. Product: TechAnywhere Mobile Field Service Software
Company: J2 Innovations Product: FIN Builder Building Automation Software
Company: Service Automation, Inc. Product: SAWIN MOBILE Wireless Service Software

Instruments
Company: Appion Inc. Product: Tez Speed System HVAC System Evacuator
Company: Fieldpiece Instruments, Inc. Product: LT17AW Digital Multimeter
Company: Goodway Technologies Corp. Product: RAM Pro Tube Cleaner

Ventilation
Company: American Louver Company Product: EP Diffuser
Company: DuctSox Corporation Product: SkeleCore In-duct Cylindrical Tensioning Device
Company: Ruskin Company Product: HPG3845 FEMA Grille

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 the 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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