Congratulations 2018 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2018 Product of the Year; read about the winners.

By Amanda Pelliccione, Research Director September 13, 2018

Winners of the 14th annual Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year awards included power monitoring and management solutions, diesel generators, and a thermal imaging sensor, among other notable technologies. Each of the following winning innovations has been designed to improve quality, lengthen lifecycles, and increase efficiencies.

This year, companies submitted their new and improved products debuted in 2017 to be judged for this distinguished honor. Then readers whittled them down to 37 winners you’ll find here—including the 2018 Most Valuable Product winner, which received the most votes overall.

View the full list of finalists in the 2018 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year program.

Entries for the 2019 program will open Dec. 3, 2018.

Most Valuable Product of 2018

Lightweight industrial fan

The ECO is a lightweight and economical industrial fan featuring 8- to 24-ft diameter blades and a custom direct-drive motor. The ECO offers a full range of control options, including Hunter Industrial’s standard 1:1 analog control and touchscreen controls with network capability and the flexibility to manage up to 30 fans. Plug-and-play technology and lightweight components also make this product quick and easy to install with no ongoing maintenance required. The ECO high-volume, low-speed fan is built to last.

Hunter Industrial Fan,

BAS, Controls, Energy Management

Drives, Pumps, Motors


Emergency, On-Site, Standby Power

Fire, Life Safety, Mass Notification


HVAC: Air Movement, Compressors, Etc.

Lighting & Luminaires

Lighting Controls

Plumbing & Water Management

Software: Design, Modeling, Analysis

Test Instruments, Meters, Data Loggers