The winners represent the best submissions from the thousands of products on display at the 2009 AHR EXPO, Jan. 26-28.
The winners of the
prestigious 2009 AHR EXPO® Innovation Awards have been announced and will be
honored at the HVAC/R industry’s leading event at Chicago’s McCormick Place Jan
27 at 1 pm in the New Product Technology Theater A (located in the South Hall).
Winners of the 7th AHR EXPO Innovation Awards Competition
represent the best submissions from the thousands of products on display at the2009
AHR EXPO. Honorees span the industrial marketplace in a total of nine
product categories ranging from the latest developments in Green technology to
the newest building automation tools.
The 2009 AHR
EXPO Innovation Award Winners are:
Company:AEC Design Group
Product:ArtrA BIM asset
Product:Apexx VSH Series
variable speed scroll compressors for commercial air
Product: Ice Bear 30 hybrid air
Products division of Johnson Controls
Product: York Affinity 98
Percent AFUE Modulating Gas Furnace
HygroClip2 humidity and temperature probe
Product: AKD 102 ADAP-KOOL
Product: Mc4 Suite multiuse
TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS
Product: Smart Bell Combustion Meter
Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd.
Product: Aero Acoustic Diffuser
for Plenum/Plug Fans
The following companies received Honorable
Mentions for their innovative new products:
BUILDING AUTOMATION ― Honorable Mentions
Product: BBC-SD (BACnet Building
Controller Small Display)
Product: Delta Controls Touchscreen - HMI, BACnet
Company: Lynxspring, Inc.
JENEsys snap! energy management system
Product: ProtoCessor OEM industrial
Company: Reliable Controls®
Product: SMART-Space Controller
COOLING – Honorable Mentions
Fujitsu General America, Inc.
Product: Fujitsu 9 and 12RLS
Mini-Split heat pumps
Company: Tecumseh Products Co.
Product: NITE/Masterflux Compressors
Grundfos Pumps Corp.
Product: PACO VMS/VSMS Pumps
GREEN BUILDING ― Honorable Mentions
Product: Hotel Room Retro-fit
Company: Muller Industries Australia Pty.
Product: Muller 3C
Distech Controls Inc.
Product: Wireless Battery-less Sensing and
HEATING – Honorable
Company: Grundfos Pumps Corp.
Grundfos MAGNA circulator pump
Company: WILO USA
Product: Stratos ECO residential
Company: Webster Engineering &
Manufacturing Co., LLC
Product: Temp A Trim air temperature
Company: Heat Transfer Products Inc.
The Elite Plus Heating Boiler
INDOOR AIR QUALITY – Honorable Mentions
Product: Oasis EPX, Indirect Evaporative
Company: Vital Technologies Inc.
Vital Air DryMax minisplit dehumidifier
Company: Unitary Products division of Johnson
Product: York Affinity UVC Germicidal Light
REFRIGERATION – Honorable Mention
Triatomic Environmental Inc.
Product: Fresh-Aire ICE-UV
germicidal UV light system
SOFTWARE – Honorable Mentions
Maxwell Systems Inc.
Product: Integrated Construction Business
Management Software Solutions
Product: System Design Simulator Software
TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS – Honorable
Company: Emerson Climate Technologies
Copeland PerformanceAlert Diagnostics Module
Product: Fluke TiR Thermal20Imaging Camera
VENTILATION – Honorable Mentions
Arzel Zoning Technology Inc.
Product: CoolMizer™ - Economizer
and Ventilation Control for Split Systems
Company: Wellington Drive Technologies US
Product: ECR92 EC Condenser and Evaporator Fan
Company: Thermotion Corp.
A panel of judges consisting of ASHRAE members selected the Innovation Award
winners based on their exceptional knowledge of the industry and its
products. Product entries were judged for their innovative design,
application, value to end users and market impact.
Winners of the Innovation Awards will receive special
placards to place in their booths, as well as an etched crystal award to be
displayed at their company headquarters. In addition, one of the nine
winners will be selected and announced at the Show as the 2009 AHR EXPO Product
of the Year.