WESTPORT, Conn. — International Exposition Co. has announced the winners of the 2016 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) Innovation Awards. The annual awards competition honors the most inventive and original HVACR products, systems, and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo in the categories of: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools & instruments; and ventilation.

Winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value, and market impact.

Award winners will be recognized in a formal ceremony at the 2016 AHR Expo, set for Jan. 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. A single 2016 AHR Expo Product of the Year award winner, selected from among the 10 category winners, will also be announced at that time.

“Over the years, the visible trends and themes across award winners have shifted; however, the innovative spirit has remained constant,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Co. “We have seen solutions for markets that were previously inconceivable, and have observed as the annual Innovation Award winners continue to set the pace fast, and the bar high, for evolution across the HVACR industry. Each year’s competition is no less fascinating than the last in this respect, and we enthusiastically commend those who’ve earned this merit for 2016.”

By category, the 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners are:

Building Automation

Company: Accutrol LLC (www.accutrolllc.com; Booth No. 1154)

Product: Accutrol AVC Fume Hood Control System


Company: Parker Hannifin - Sporlan Division (www.sporlanonline.com; Booth No. 2442)

Product: ZoomLine™ Flexible Tubing

Green Building

Company: International Wastewater Systems Inc. (www.iwhes.com; Booth No. 2997)

Product: Piranha Wastewater Heat Recovery Heat Pump


Company: Victaulic (www.victaulic.com/ www.victaulicsteam.com; Booth No. 4214)

Product: Victaulic Grooved System for Saturated Steam Piping

Indoor Air Quality

Company: SEMCO LLC (www.semcohvac.com; Booth No. 4991)

Product: ASCENDANT™ conventional cooling, active desiccant hybrid system


Company: SEMCO LLC (www.semcohvac.com; Booth No. 4991)

Product: NEUTON controlled chilled beam pump module


Company:CAREL INDUSTRIES S.p.A. (www.carel.com; Booth No. 2257)

Product: HEOS Sistema


Company: Plasma Air International (www.plasma-air.com; Booth No. 4410)

Product: PlasmaSoft 2.0 IAQ Procedure Software

Tools & Instruments

Company: Parker Hannifin - Sporlan Division (www.sporlanonline.com/zoomlock; Booth No. 2442)

Product: ZoomLock™ Braze-Free Fittings


Company: Aeroseal LLC (www.aeroseal.com; Booth No. 5859)

Product: Aeroseal duct sealing technology

For more information on the 2016 AHR Expo, visit www.ahrexpo.com.

Publication date: 11/19/2015

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