2016 Product of the Year Finalists
2016 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote for this year’s best products
Who will win gold in 2016? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for this year’s 12th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes online here.
Amanda Pelliccione, Project Manager
Another year of innovation and technological advancement has led up to the 12th annual Product of the Year awards. This year, companies submitted their new and improved products to be judged for this distinguished honor. Here, we have listed the finalists in each of the 15 categories. It is now up to Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers to determine which products will stand out from the crowd and win gold, silver, and bronze.
Vote for the products you feel are the best in their categories by June 30, 2016. Then cast a separate vote for the Most Valuable Product of 2016 for the overall winner. The results will appear in September 2016 in print and online.
Finalists by category
- Air movement, dehumidification, humidification
- Apps for engineers
- BAS, controls, energy management
- Electrical distribution
- Emergency, onsite, standby power
- Fire, life safety, mass notification
- Fuses, breakers, circuit protection
- Lighting and luminaires
- Lighting controls
- Plumbing and water management
- Software: design, modeling, analysis
- Test instruments, meters, data loggers
- Variable frequency drives, variable speed drives
Luminaire surge protector
The FSP3-480-20KA protects from power line transients up to 20,000 amps and includes in-line fusing to shut down the luminaire when the capabilities of the surge protector have been exceeded.
Horizontal-configuration rooftop units
RN Series horizontal-configuration rooftop units combine the premier features and options of an AAON rooftop unit with horizontal return and supply airflow connections to maximize application flexibility.
Suction Diffuser Plus minimizes pressure drop and reduces wasted pumping energy.
Dual-stage relief economizer
Dual Stage Relief Economizer uses a typical economizer with barometric relief and integrates an additional relief plenum from the building space up through the rooftop unit that bypasses traditional barometric relief dampers.
Inverter scroll compressor
VZH inverter scroll compressor is the second generation of scroll compressors offering variable-speed technology for commercial air conditioning applications.
Variable air volume (VAV) controllers
The Eclypse Connected VAV Controller series, BTL listed (B-BC), successfully distributes IP connectivity throughout buildings to the terminal equipment level.
Controlled chilled-beam pump module
Neuton eliminates the expense of a separate chiller, boiler, and secondary water distribution system associated with conventional chilled-beam HVAC designs.
Saturated steam system
The steam system is a grooved mechanical piping system for saturated steam and condensate lines.
High-efficiency condensing boiler
The Evergreen boiler is built with innovative features that are simple to understand, making it easy to install, use, and maintain it for the long run.
Life safety LEDs
The Tempo Pro series of life safety LEDs embodies the evolution of LEDs with smaller footprints and more performance.