2007 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners Announced

12/05/2006


 

A record nine companies with a variety of new products varying from humidity sensing fans to a remote environmental surveillance system have been selected as winners of the 2007 AHR Expo Innovation Award. The winners will be honored at a special ceremony on Jan. 30 at the 2007 AHR Expo in Dallas, Texas. AHR Expo claims to be the largest and most comprehensive exposition in the HVAC/R industry.

 

The most innovative product submissions from among the thousands that will be on display at the AHR Expo have been selected as winners in nine specific categories:

 

*Building Automation

 

*Cooling

 

*Green Building

 

*Heating

 

*Indoor Air Quality

 

*Refrigeration

 

*Software

 

*Tools

 

*Ventilation.

 

The 2007 winners are:

 

Building Automation

 

Company:Lennox International

 

Product:Comfort Sensor Zone Controller

 

Cooling

 

Company:Copeland Corporation / Emerson Climate Technologies

 

Product:Scroll Digital Compressor for Commercial Air Conditioning

 

Green Building

 

Company:A.O. Smith Water Heaters

 

Product:Vertex High Efficiency Condensing Water Heaters

 

Heating

 

Company:Empire Comfort Systems, Inc.

 

Product:Mantis Condensing Vented Gas Fireplace System

 

IAQ

 

Company:Lennox International

 

Product:Humiditrol Dehumidification System

 

Refrigeration

 

Company:Danfoss, Inc.

 

Product:ICF Valve Station for Industrial Refrigeration

 

Software

 

Company:HVAC Solution

 

Product:HVAC Solution Pro 4.0, Design and Modeling Software

 

Tools

 

Company:Newport Electronics, Inc.

 

Product:NEWPORT ISE Web-Based Remote Environmental Surveillance

 

Ventilation

 

Company:Broan-NuTone LLC

 

Product:Broan Humidity Sensing Fans

 

"We are very pleased with the wide range and high quality of product submissions we received for the fifth year of the award program," said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and managers of the AHR Expo."It is a pleasure to recognize and honor manufacturers that have excelled through exceptional creativity in turning technology into useful and efficient products."

 

The following companies received Honorable Mention for these innovative new products:

 

*Building Automation Products, Inc.

 

Wireless Temperature and/or Humidity Sensing System

 

*Honeywell International

 

Compact Input/Output Modules

 

*KMC Controls

 

BACnet Building Controller

 

*Tridium

 

Vykon Security System

 

*WiSuite Wireless Automation & Control

 

WiSuite Wireless Automation & Control

 

*Carrier Corporation

 

Aquaforce Air Cooled Chillers

 

*Rheem Heating & Cooling Division

 

Rheem and Ruud Comfort Control System

 

*White-Rodgers/Emerson Climate Technologies UltraTech Unitary Control (UUC) for advanced system communication & protection

 

*Baltimore Aircoil Company

 

TriArmor Corrosion Protection System

 

*Continental Fan Manufacturing, Inc.

 

CEC Motorized Impeller

 

*Superior Manufacturing Division, Magnatech Corp.

 

Environmentalist/Zero-Bleed Water Treatment Technology

 

*Calorigen USA Corporation, Inc.

 

Eutec Hybrid Radiator

 

*The Fulton Companies

 

VANTAGE Dual Fuel Natural Gas Condensing Boiler

 

*Greenwood Technologies

 

Greenwood Furnace

 

*ITT Corporation

 

VSX Double-Suction Split-Case Pump

 

*Extech Instruments Corp.

 

AN200 CFM/CMM Thermo-Anemometer

 

*Hoffman Controls Corp.

 

Temperature & Humidity Controller

 

*ProMark Associates, Inc.

 

PMA25 Media Holding Module

 

*Rotronic Instrument Corp.

 

DampGuard Mold Monitor

 

*Emerson Climate Technologies, Refrigeration Group Intelligent Store Discus Compressor

 

*Tecumseh Compressor Group

 

Vector Series MRS Multi-Cell Packaged Rack System

 

*Bidtracer Specialty Software Group LLC

 

Bidtracer

 

*Efficiency Technologies, Inc.

 

EffTrack Automated Chiller Data Collection Software

 

*Wrightsoft Corporation

 

Right-Universal (RU) HVAC Design & Sales Software

 

*Ashcroft Inc.

 

Ashcroft Xmitr Refrigerant Pressure Monitor

 

*Fieldpiece Instruments, Inc.

 

SSX34 Subcooling and Superheating Meter

 

*Fluke Corporation

 

Fluke 975 AirMeter

 

*Testo, Inc.

 

Testo AC/R System Analyzers

 

*Arzel Zoning Technology, Inc.

 

HeatPumPro Zoning System

 

*CES Group, Inc.

 

Fan Wall Technology Air Handler

 

*Munters Corporation

 

HCU Water Source Heat Pump

 

*ThermaFlex

 

FlexFlow Elbow

 

A panel of judges, made up of ASHRAE members selected for their exceptional knowledge of the industry and its products, reviewed and evaluated all submissions.Product entries were judged for innovation, application, value to user, and market impact.

 

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

 



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