NORDYNE TAKES HOME TOP AWARD AT AHR EXPO INNOVATION AWARDS CEREMONY

NEW YORK — Nordyne’s 23 SEER air conditioner with iQ Drive was given the AHR Expo Product of the Year award Tuesday at an awards ceremony during the AHR Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

This overall award gives special recognition to one of the nine products that have already won in their respective categories. Nordyne’s 23 SEER air conditioner with iQ Drive was selected as the most innovative of all the winners, with the greatest value to its end users and highest impact on the direction of future product developments.

The 23 SEER air conditioner with iQ Drive continuously monitors and modulates capacity to match the cooling requirements and provide comfort, quick response, low noise, and maximum efficiency.

Judged prior to the show, Nordyne’s product was given the Innovation Award in the Cooling category. The other Innovation award winners include:

BUILDING AUTOMATION
Company: Tek-Air Systems, Inc.
Product: AccuValveTM new air control valve by Accutrol, LLC

GREEN BUILDING
Company: Carrier Corporation
Product: Evergreen 23XRV chiller with Foxfire™ technology

HEATING
Company: Hallowell International
Product: Acadia: combined heating and cooling system

IAQ (INDOOR AIR QUALITY)
Company: Lennox International
Product: Humiditrol Enhanced Dehumidification Accessory

REFRIGERATION
Company: Emerson Climate Technologies
Product: Copeland SystemPro condensing unit

SOFTWARE
Company: Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Product: Maxwell Systems Estimation Takeoff

TOOLS and INSTRUMENTS
Company: Omega Engineering, Inc.
Product: zSeries Wireless Sensor System

VENTILATION
Company: ebm-papst, Inc.
Product: 5-blade EC axial fan w/winglets

A panel of judges consisting 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.

Entry Fees Benefit HVACR Scholarship
In addition to recognizing outstanding product innovation, the award competition provides entry fees that will be used to benefit HVACR students in the New York area. Since the conception of the program five years ago, thousands of dollars have been donated to several technical schools' scholarship funds.

"We're very proud of the impact the Awards have on the HVAC/R industry," said Clay Stevens, president of IEC, Show Producers and Managers. "In addition to calling attention to how companies can turn technology into useful products, it provides scholarships to young people who want to enter the industry."

Winners of the AHR EXPO® Innovation Awards will be recognized in a special ceremony on Tuesday, January 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in the New Product Technology Theater A, located in Hall 1D on Level 1. Winners will also 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.

The Innovation Awards are jointly sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI); and International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo. Only one product per company may be submitted in each category and winning products from previous years cannot be re-entered. For more information visit www.ahrexpo.com.

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