2007 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners Announced



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




*Green Building




*Indoor Air Quality










The 2007 winners are:


Building Automation


Company:Lennox International


Product:Comfort Sensor Zone Controller




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




Company:Empire Comfort Systems, Inc.


Product:Mantis Condensing Vented Gas Fireplace System




Company:Lennox International


Product:Humiditrol Dehumidification System




Company:Danfoss, Inc.


Product:ICF Valve Station for Industrial Refrigeration




Company:HVAC Solution


Product:HVAC Solution Pro 4.0, Design and Modeling Software




Company:Newport Electronics, Inc.


Product:NEWPORT ISE Web-Based Remote Environmental Surveillance




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




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




*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




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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