ORLANDO, Fla. — The AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition honors the most inventive and original HVACR products, systems, and technologies showcased at each year’s show 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.

The award winners will be recognized in a formal ceremony at the 2016 AHR Expo. 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. The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. in Theater A. 

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.comwww.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.