At this year’s AHR Expo, the 5th annual Innovation Awards were presented to nine companies in nine categories in recognition of advances in innovation, application, value to user and market. A.O. Smith’s Vertex™ was awarded the Green Building Product of the Year. The 76,000 Btu power-vent residential gas water heater was the only water heater to win in any category.

A complete list of winners can be found at