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
  • Chillers
  • Electrical distribution
  • Emergency, onsite, standby power
  • Fire, life safety, mass notification
  • Fuses, breakers, circuit protection
  • HVAC/R
  • 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. » more

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. » more

Suction diffuser

Suction Diffuser Plus minimizes pressure drop and reduces wasted pumping energy. » more

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. » more

Inverter scroll compressor

VZH inverter scroll compressor is the second generation of scroll compressors offering variable-speed technology for commercial air conditioning applications. » more

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.  » more

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.  » more

Saturated steam system

The steam system is a grooved mechanical piping system for saturated steam and condensate lines.  » more

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. » more

Life safety LEDs

The Tempo Pro series of life safety LEDs embodies the evolution of LEDs with smaller footprints and more performance. » more

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