2021 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer reveals the MVP, gold, silver and bronze award recipients for the 2021 Product of the Year program.

By Amanda Pelliccione November 1, 2021

Winners of the 17th annual Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year awards include a robust and reliable lighting control panel that can operate standalone or as a networked device, a dual-fuel burner capable of less than 30 ppm NOx emissions without flue gas recirculation, and a U.S. EPA-certified natural gas generator set rated at 2.0 and 2.5 MW for use in 60 Hz power markets, among other notable technologies.

This year, companies submitted their new and improved products debuted between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, to be judged for this distinguished honor. Then readers whittled them down to 31 winners you’ll find here—including the 2021 Most Valuable Product winner, which received the most votes overall.

Full descriptions of the winners of the 2021 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year program are available using the product links below. Entries for the 2022 program will open October 1, 2022; eligible products include those first introduced to the North American market within the 2022 calendar year. Official rules are available at www.csemag.com/poy.

Most Valuable Product (MVP)

Variable-speed ECM Smart Circulator

Bell & Gossett ecocirc 20-18/ecocirc+ 20-18 variable-speed, ECM smart circulatorThe Bell & Gossett ecocirc 20-18/ecocirc+ 20-18 variable-speed, electronically-communicated motor (ECM) smart circulator works for both heating and cooling systems as well as potable water applications, including domestic hot water systems and underfloor heating systems. The ecocirc+ 20-18 model features wireless connectivity directly to a smartphone for full control and easy access, allowing the user to maximize the system through automated energy savings features. The ecocirc 20-18 is a versatile and reliable pump replacement option.

Xylem Inc., www.xylem.com

Winners by Category

Electrical Systems & Equipment

Electrical: Fuses, Circuit Breakers, Safety

Equipment-Levels Sensors & Controls

Fire & Life Safety

HVAC/R Systems & Equipment

HVAC: Air Movement, Compressors, Etc.

Lighting & Lighting Controls

Plumbing & Water Management

Power Systems & Equipment

Software: Design, Modeling, Monitoring

Author Bio: Amanda is the Research Director and Project Manager of Awards Programs for CFE Media and its publications.