2013 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners Announced

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Westport, Conn. — Ranging from an innovative geothermal heat pump to a copper theft deterrent system, the winners of the prestigious 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been chosen and will be honored at a special ceremony during the world’s largest HVACR exposition and conference in Dallas on January 29th.

Representing a broad cross-section of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were selected in 10 categories and represent the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the Show. A panel of judges made up of ASHRAE members evaluated the products submitted based on innovation, application, value to the user and market impact.  

The 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners by category are:

Building Automation                                                                                  
Company: CopperWatcher LLC
Product: CopperWatcher Model CW-3, an A/C copper theft deterrent system

Company: Rheem Manufacturing Company
Product: H2AC Rooftop Unit, a restaurant integrated AC and water heating system
Green Building                                                                      
Product: Solar Plexicon, displacement ventilation diffuser with light-powered, energy harvesting capabilities

Company: ClimateMaster, Inc.
Product: Trilogy™ 40 Series, geothermal heat pump

Indoor Air Quality
Company: Energy Wall                                                                
Product: Energy Wall, a high efficiency heat & moisture recovery plate exchanger, air purifier & dehumidifier                

Company: Navien America, Inc.
Product: NPE-240A NG, condensing tankless gas water heater

Company: Danfoss
Product: ADAP-KOOL AK-PC 781 Integrated Pack Controller

Company: NexTraq          
Product: NexTraq Fleet Tracking, web-based GPS software
Tools & Instruments                                                                                        
Company: Fluke Corporation     
Product: Fluke 805 Vibration Meter

Company: American ALDES Ventilation Compamy                      
Product: Zone Register Terminal-2 (ZRT-2)

One of these 10 category winners will also be selected as the overall winner of the 2013 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award. Winners receive placards to display at their booths during the Show as well as an etched crystal award to be displayed at their company’s headquarters. In addition, 33 other products are recognized with Honorable Mentions in these same 10 categories and will also be given placards to display in their booths.

More than $10,000 generated by the entry fees will be donated to a charitable organization in the Dallas area. Since the inception of the Innovation Award Competition in 2003, well over $100,000 has been donated to charities and educational institutions in the cities where the Expo was held.     
The Innovation Awards are jointly sponsored by ASHRAE; the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and the International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo. For more info, ahrexpo.com.

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