WESTPORT, Conn. — The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) announced its call for entries for the 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. The winners in each of the 10 product categories will receive special recognition prior to the show and will receive their awards during a ceremony on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition, the winner of the Product of the Year Award will be announced at that time. The show will begin the preceding day, Monday, January 22, and run through Wednesday, January 24.

Since 2003, the Innovation Awards highlight the HVACR industry’s efforts to provide advanced solutions to its ever-changing needs. The awards call attention to the products, systems, and technologies that have set elevated standards for the industry’s responsible and effective use of its resources. Categories include building automation, cooling, green building, heating, IAQ, plumbing, refrigeration, software, tools and instruments, and ventilation.

“These awards publicly acknowledge the hard work companies contribute toward the future of the industry,” said Clay Stevens, president, International Exposition Co. “Each year, several hundred companies submit their latest products. While we can only select 10 winners, it is exciting to see the drive for innovation in our industry continue to grow.”

At the award presentation ceremony, a single Product of the Year will be announced from the pool of winners, recognizing an exceptional level of leadership in HVACR innovation.

All 2018 AHR Expo exhibitors are eligible to submit a product for the Innovation Awards. Exhibitors may submit one product in each category as long as that product has not previously won an award. To be considered, products must be exhibited at the show and available for sale by the end of January 2018. Completed entry forms and a $100 entry fee must be submitted online at ahrexpo.com by Wednesday, August 16.

Publication date: 7/7/2017