Winners of the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards will display their winning products at the world’s largest HVACR exposition and conference in Chicago. The AHR Expo will be held from Jan. 26-28, 2015.

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 winnersby 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.

“The AHR Expo Innovation Awards benefit the HVACR industry in a variety of meaningful ways,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Co., which produces and manages the AHR Expo. “In addition to sharing new technology with the industry, it encourages companies to innovate, recognizes those that do, provides new solutions to thousands of attendees and provides local charities with much needed funding.”

The Innovation Awards are jointly sponsored by ASHRAE; the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and the International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo.


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, more than $100,000 has been donated to charities and educational institutions in the cities where the Expo was held.