WESTPORT, Conn – AHR Expo show management today announced the winners of the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. Hosted annually by the AHR Expo, products in 10 industry categories are recognized for their innovative contribution to HVACR. The winning products, technologies and systems from each award category will be formally recognized during the 2020 AHR Expo, Feb. 3-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fl. Additionally, one of the category winners will be recognized as the most inventive and original product and will receive the 2020 Product of the Year Award. The ceremony is open to all Show attendees and is slated for Tuesday, February 4 at 1 pm EST.
Winners are carefully reviewed and selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluate award entries based on their innovative design, creativity, application, value and potential market impact.
“We had more entries submitted for the 2020 Innovation Awards than we’ve ever had,” said Mark Stevens, AHR Expo Show Manager. “This speaks volumes to the advancement and outstanding innovation happening within the HVACR industry at the moment. As in previous years, the technologies vying for a category award more than exceeded our expectations. We would like to congratulate each of our winners, finalists and all entrants for their leadership in advancing the future of our industry. We look forward to seeing these inventive solutions in action on the Show floor in Orlando and to honor our winners in a special ceremony.”
2020 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners and finalists selected within the categories of building automation, cooling, green building, heating, indoor air quality, plumbing, refrigeration, software, tools and instruments, and ventilation are:
Winner: Delta Controls Inc. (Booth 1161) - O3 Sensor Hub 2.0
Finalists in this category include: 75F (Booth 268) - 75F Building Intelligence System; BELIMO Americas (Booth 767) - Ultrasonic Flow Sensor; and Danfoss (Booth 1501) - Danfoss VLT® condition-based monitoring.
Winner: Danfoss (Booth 1501) - Danfoss Interlaced Micro Channel Heat Exchanger (iMCHE)
Finalists in this category include: Baltimore Aircoil Company (Booth 2321) - Nexus™ Modular Hybrid Cooler; Smardt Chiller Group Inc. (Booth 6643) - Smardt G-class 515B Low GWP Chiller; and Vertiv (Booth 2411) - Liebert® VRC Rack Cooling System.
Winner: Danfoss (Booth 1501) - Danfoss Turbocor® TG490 Compressor
Finalists in this category include: Aeroseal LLC (Booth 3390) - AeroBarrier: air sealing technology; Arctic Chiller Group (Booth 5153)- EcoTherm modular simultaneous heating and cooling Heat Pump; and Baltimore Aircoil Company (Booth 2321) - HXV Hybrid Cooler.
Winner: York® For Your Home (Booth 3801) - YORK® LX Series TL9E Ultra-Low NOx Gas Furnace
Finalists in this category include: AERCO, a Watts brand (Booth 1301) - AERCO Benchmark Platinum Boiler with Edge Controller; Emerson (Booth 2100) - Universal Single Stage Furnace Control for ECMx Blower Motors (Model 50X57-843); and Rheem Manufacturing Company (Booth 2743) - Rheem® Ultra Low NOx Gas Furnace.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Winner: Fresh-Aire UV (Booth 5853) - Purity Low Profile LED 1” Polarized Filter / LED Disinfection System
Finalists in this category include: AtmosAir Solutions (Booth 4207) - AtmosAir Denali 600™ with AtmosSmart™, IoT Enabled Active Air Monitoring and Air Purification System; RGF Environmental Group Inc. (Booth 4151) - HALO-LED™ Whole Home Indoor Air Purification System; and Sensirion, Inc. ( Booth 1473) - SCD40 CO2 and RH/T Sensor Component.
Winner: LG Electronics USA, Inc. (Booth 6343) - LG Hydro Kit
Finalists in this category include: Caleffi Hydronic Solutions (Booth 6581) - LEGIOMIX® 6000 series Highest Flow Electronic Mixing Valve; NIBCO INC. (Booth 3121) - 585HP Full Port Bronze Ball Valve; and Viega LLC (Booth 1943) - Viega MegaPressG.
Winner: Danfoss (Booth 1501) - Danfoss CO2 Adaptive Liquid Management Solution
Finalists in this category include: Emerson (Booth 2101) - Copeland™ End-to-End Solution for Micro-Distributed Architectures; Fresh-Aire UV (Booth 5853) - Ice UV-LED Disinfection System for Ice-Machines; and Sporlan Division – Parker Hannifan (Booth 2525) - SCS-PB Superheat Control System for Pulse Width Valve with Bluetooth feature.
Winner: Interplay Learning (Booth 8562) - SkillMill™ Skilled Trades Course Catalog
Finalists in this category include: Armstrong Fluid Technology (Booth 4161) - Pump Manager; BCA Technologies, Inc. (Booth 8579) - eRep CPQ; and Distech Controls (Booth 881) xpressNetwork Utility.
TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS
Winner: Matelex (Booth 2551) - DNI (détecteur de niveau intelligent/smart level detector)
Finalists in this category include: Fluke Corporation (Booth 2151) - Fluke PTi120 Pocket Thermal Camera; Milwaukee Tool (Booth 427) - M18 FUEL™ Pipe Threader w/ ONE-KEY™; and Topcon Positioning System, Inc. (Booth 325) Topcon GTL-1000.
Winner: Infinitum Electric (Booth 7485) - Infinitum Electric, A Breakthrough HVAC Motor
Finalists in this category include: American Aldes (Booth 6243) - IQ by ALDES (IQ-VFC) ERV/HRV-Integrated Vertical Fan Coil Units; Rosenberg USA, Inc. (Booth 2051) - Rosenberg “Generation 3” EC motors for plug fans and axial fans; and ZIEHL-ABEGG, Inc. (Booth 2361) - ZAbluefin.
For more information regarding the AHR Expo Innovation Awards, visit the awards section on the AHR Expo website.
The AHR Expo provides a unique forum for industry professionals to meet under one roof to share ideas, discover new products and technologies and find solutions to the industry’s technical problems. To register, visit the AHR registration website at ahrexpo.com
ABOUT THE AHR EXPO
The AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR event, attracting the most comprehensive gathering of industry professionals from around the globe each year. The Show provides a unique forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry brand or innovative start-up, can come together to share ideas and showcase the future of HVACR technology under one roof. Since 1930, the AHR Expo has remained the industry’s best place for OEMs, engineers, contractors, facility operators, architects, educators and other industry professionals to explore the latest trends and applications and to cultivate mutually beneficial business relationships. The next Show, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, will be held Feb. 3-5, 2020 in Orlando, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.