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AHR EXPO 2015 Innovation Award Winners Announced

Dec. 11, 2014
Representing the major segments of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were selected in 10 categories as the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the 2015 AHR Expo.
2014 Innovation Winners. Photo by AHR Expo.
The industry’s best and brightest technology will take center stage January 26-28, 2015, in Chicago when the winners of the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards display their winning products at the world’s largest HVACR exposition and conference. Representing the major segments of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were selected in 10 categories as the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the 2015 AHR Expo. The winning products were selected from among numerous entries by a panel of judges consisting of ASHRAE members who evaluated the products based on innovation, application, value to the user and market impact.  

The 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award WINNERS by category are:
Building Automation                                                                               
Company: American Auto-Matrix                                           
Product: AspectFT Web Enabled BAS
Company: Southwire Company
Product: EZ-In™ Mini-Split Cable
Green Building                                                                   
Company: Danfoss
Product: Turbocor VTT Series Compressors          
Company: Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division
Product: H2i MXZ Multi-zone Heat Pump System
Indoor Air Quality

Company: Koch Filter Corporation                                              
Product: DuraMax 4vS-16 Minipleat Filter
Company: Navien, Inc.
Product: NPE-S Series Condensing Gas Tankless Water Heater
Company: KeepRite Refrigeration
Product: Limitrol+ Heat Pressure Control System
Company: Fluke Corp.
Product: Fluke Connect Smart Phone App
Tools & Instruments                                                                                     
Company: Sporlan - Parker Hannifin
Product: SMART Service Tool Kit Wireless Temperature Clamps and Sensors
Company: Coolerado Corporation
Product: Coolerado ERV50 Energy Recovery Ventilator and Super Cooling System
One of these 10 category winners will also be selected as the overall winner of the 2015 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award. All winners receive placards to display at their booths during the Show as well as etched crystal awards to be displayed at their companies’ headquarters. In addition to the Winners, 30 other products were recognized with Honorable Mentions in these same 10 categories and will also be presented with placards to display in their booths.

Entry Fees Donated to a Local Charity
More than $16,000 generated by the Award entry fees will be donated to a charitable organization in the Chicago area. This total represents the greatest contribution to a local charity in a single year. 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.           


Building Automation

Distech Controls, Inc.                                 ECLYPSE™ Connected System Controller

Honeywell International                              Lyric Thermostat

Schneider Electric                                       SE8000 Open Controller                       


Danfoss Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning     ETS Colibri Electronic Expansion Valve

Guntner U.S. LLC                                           ECOSS Evaporative Cooler

Lennox International                                     Energence Ultra-High-Efficiency Rooftop Unit

Trane                                                            Stealth Air Cooled Chiller

 Green Building       

Carrier                                                  WeatherExpert Evaporative Condensing

QA Graphics                                         Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard®


Fujitsu General America                       Halcyon Floor Mount 9RLFFH Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump

LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.                     Multi V IV Air Source VRF

Lochinvar, LLC                                      FTXL Fire Tube Boiler

Neptronic                                             HECB Intelligent Controller for Electric Duct Heaters

Xylem                                                   Bell & Gossett ecocirc XL Circulator


Carrier                                                   WeatherExpert Energy Recovery Rooftop Unit

Desert Aire Corp.                                   Aura Qpump Inverter+ DOAS Heat Pump

Venmar Ventilation Inc.                          S10 ERVPlus Energy Recovery Ventilator


AquaMotion Inc.                                      AquaMotionHot One Recirculation System

Noritz America                                        NRCP1112-DV Tankless Water Heater


DunAnn Microstaq, Inc.                            silQflo™ Silicon Servo Valve                

Emerson Climate Technologies                 EX3 Electronic Expansion Valve       


Plasma Air International                            PlasmaSoft 1.0 IAQ Procedure Software

Rheem Manufacturing Company                Rheem EcoNet Home Air/Water Control                                                   

Trane                                                        Trane myPLV Calculator

Tools & Instruments                                           

FLIR Systems                                              FLIR TG265 Imagine IR Thermometer                

Lordo America, Inc.                                    Qfit Pipe Fitting System           

Milwaukee Tool                                          M18 Cordless Shears


Aldes                                                          ZRT-PDIL Parallel Damper In-Line Zone Terminal

ebm-papst Inc.                                           AxiTop Diffuser for Axial Fans       

LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.                            Dedicated Outdoor Air System