The Innovation Awards are jointly sponsored by ASHRAE; the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and the International Exposition Co. (IEC), producers and organizers of the 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 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners by category are:
Company: CopperWatcher LLC
Product: CopperWatcher Model CW-3, an a/c copper theft deterrent system
Company: Rheem Manufacturing Co.
Product: H2AC Rooftop Unit, a restaurant integrated a/c and water heating system
Product: Solar Plexicon displacement ventilation diffuser with light-powered, energy harvesting capabilities
Company: ClimateMaster Inc.
Product: Trilogy™ 40 Series geothermal heat pump
Indoor Air Quality
Company: Energy Wall
Product: Energy Wall, a high efficiency heat and moisture recovery plate exchanger, air purifier, and dehumidifier
Company: Navien America Inc.
Product: NPE-240A NG condensing tankless gas water heater
Product: ADAP-KOOL AK-PC 781 Integrated Pack Controller
Product: NexTraq Fleet Tracking web-based GPS software
Tools & Instruments
Company: Fluke Corp.
Product: Fluke 805 Vibration Meter
Company: American ALDES Ventilation Co.
Product: Zone Register Terminal-2 (ZRT-2)
The winners will be honored at a special ceremony during the expo on Jan. 29. Also, one of these 10 category winners will also be selected as the overall winner of the 2013 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award.
For more information, visit www.ahrexpo.com.
Publication date: 11/5/2012