WESTPORT, Conn. — Winners of the 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been announced. Representing a broad cross-section of the HVACR market, the winning entries were selected in 10 categories and represent the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), scheduled for Jan. 28-30, 2013 at the Dallas Convention Center.

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:

Building Automation
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

Green Building
Company: Titus
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

Company: Danfoss
Product: ADAP-KOOL AK-PC 781 Integrated Pack Controller

Company: NexTraq
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