WESTPORT, Conn. — The winners of the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been announced. A special ceremony for the honorees will be held on Jan. 22, 2014, during the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in New York City.

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.

The winning entries were selected in 10 categories encompassing a broad cross-section of the HVACR marketplace. The winners represent the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the 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 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners by category are:

Building Automation 
Company: Belimo Aircontrols (USA) Inc.
Product: Belimo BAS Data Logging Energy Valve

Company: Emerson Climate Technologies
Product: Next Generation Copeland Scroll Variable Speed compressor product line

Green Building
Company: Lafert North America
Product: High Performance Metric Motors          

Company: WaterFurnace International Inc.
Product: 7 Series 700A11 Geothermal Heat Pump

Indoor Air Quality
Product: SKD Direct Multi-Steam Injection Humidifier

Company: Rheem Manufacturing Co.
Product: Rheem Prestige Series Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Company: Danfoss
Product: MADAP-KOOL System Manager AK-SM 800 Series

Company: HVAC Solution Inc.
Product: Revit Connection 2.0 BIM Software Add-in

Tools & Instruments
Company: Imperial
Product: Imperial iManifold

Company: Big Ass Fans
Product: Haiku Ceiling Fan

One of these 10 category winners will also be selected as the overall winner of the 2014 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award.

For more information, visit www.ahrexpo.com.

Publication date: 11/11/2013

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