WESTPORT, Conn. - The winners of the second annual AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been announced. The most innovative products among those to be displayed at the 2004 AHR Expo have been selected as winners in eight categories: heating; cooling; refrigeration; ventilation; indoor air quality; energy management; tools and instruments; and software.

Representing a cross-section of HVACR products from leading manufacturers around the world, product entries were judged for innovation, application, value to user, and market impact. The awards will be presented to the winners at a special reception during the expo, which takes place Jan. 26-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

Designed to encourage product innovation, the competition is jointly sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI); and International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo. The 2004 winners are:

Rheem Manufacturing Co., Air Conditioning Division
Rheem & Ruud 90 Plus Gas Furnace

York UPG
York SunLine MagnaDry®

CO2 Compressor

ebm Industries Inc.

Indoor Air Quality
Lindab Inc.

Energy Management
Ice Energy LLC

Tools and Instruments
Vulcain Alarm Inc.
301 IRF

Wrightsoft Corp.
Right-Suite Residential HVAC Design Software

For more information on the AHR Expo, visit www.ahrexpo.com.

Publication date: 11/24/2003