Winning entries were selected in 10 categories in HVACR.

Winners of the 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been chosen and will be honored at a special ceremony during theAHR Expo in Dallason 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 category

Building Automation
CopperWatcher LLC
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

Green Building
Solar Plexicon, displacement ventilation diffuser with light-powered, energy harvesting capabilities

ClimateMaster Inc.
Trilogy 40 Series, geothermal heat pump

Indoor Air Quality
Energy Wall
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 Corp.
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