Winners of the 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been chosen and will be honored at a special ceremony during the AHR Expo in Dallas on January 29, 2013. 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 categoryBuilding Automation
CopperWatcher Model CW-3, an A/C copper theft deterrent system
Rheem Manufacturing Co.
H2AC Rooftop Unit, a restaurant integrated AC and water heating system
Solar Plexicon, displacement ventilation diffuser with light-powered, energy harvesting capabilities
Trilogy 40 Series, geothermal heat pump
Indoor Air Quality
Energy Wall, a high efficiency heat & moisture recovery plate exchanger, air purifier & dehumidifier
Navien America Inc.
NPE-240A NG, condensing tankless gas water heater
ADAP-KOOL AK-PC 781 Integrated Pack Controller
NexTraq Fleet Tracking, web-based GPS software
Tools & Instruments
Fluke 805 Vibration Meter
American ALDES Ventilation Compamy
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. For the full list of winners, read here.
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.
Source: AHR Expo