The awards are 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, selected from products submitted in eight categories, are:
Heating: Rheem Manufacturing Co., Air Conditioning Division - Rheem and Ruud 90-Plus gas furnace
Cooling: York UPG - SunLine MagnaDryÂ® rooftop unit
Refrigeration: Danfoss - Type TN CO2 compressor
Ventilation: ebm-papst Inc. - EC-Giants motor
Indoor Air Quality: Lindab Inc. - SpiroÂ®+AgIONâ„¢ duct system
Energy Management: Ice Energy LLC - Ice Bear 50 distributed energy storage module
Tools and Instruments: Vulcain Alarm Inc. - VA-301RF refrigerant gas transmitter
Software: Wrightsoft Corp. - Right-Suite Residential HVAC Design and Sales Software
The winners received special placards to place in their booths as well as an award to be displayed at their company headquarters.