AHR Expo Innovation Awards honor top new products

Innovative products in the HVAC&R marketplace will be honored as winners of the 2008 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition this month in New York. The honorees represent the best submissions from the thousands of products on display at the 2008 AHR Expo, January 22-24, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.
By Plant Engineering Staff January 15, 2008

Innovative products in the HVAC&R marketplace will be honored as winners of the 2008 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition this month in New York.

The honorees represent the best submissions from the thousands of products on display at the 2008 AHR Expo, January 22-24, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. The winners span the industrial marketplace, ranging from the latest development in green building technology to the newest instrument.

The 2008 winners are:

BUILDING AUTOMATION
Company : Tek-Air Systems Inc.
Product : AccuValve air control valve
COOLING
Company : NORDYNE
Product : 23-SEER air conditioner with iQ Drive
GREEN BUILDING
Company : Carrier Corporation
Product : Evergreen chiller w/ Foxfire technology
HEATING
Company : Hallowell International
Product : Acadia heating and cooling system
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Company : Lennox International
Product : Enhanced Dehumidification Accessory
REFRIGERATION
Company : Emerson Climate Technologies
Product : Copeland SystemPro condensing unit
SOFTWARE
Company : Maxwell Systems Inc.
Product : Maxwell Systems Estimation Takeoff
TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS
Company : Omega Engineering Inc.
Product : zSeries Wireless Sensor System
VENTILATION
Company : ebm-papst Inc.
Product : 5-blade EC axial fan w/ winglets

Honorable Mention

BUILDING AUTOMATION
Building Automation Products Inc.
Honeywell International
Reliable Controls Corporation
Viconics Electronics Inc.
COOLING
Baltimore Aircoil Company
Carrier Corporation
Daikin AC (Americas) Inc.
Honeywell International
GREEN BUILDING
Grundfos Pumps Corporation
Lennox International
Oventrop Corporation
HEATING
AERCO International Inc.
ClimateMaster Inc.
Grundfos Pumps Corporation
Hydro Delta Corporation
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Broan-NuTone LLC
Carrier Corporation
Hoffman Controls Corporation
REFRIGERATION
ebm-papst Inc.
Sporlan Division – Parker Hannifin
Tecumseh Products Company
SOFTWARE
Bidtracer Specialty Software Group LLC
Engineered Software Inc.
Honeywell International
Jonas Software Ltd.
TOOLS & INSTRUMENTATION
Appion Inc.
Emerson Climate Technologies
Nu-Calgon Wholesaler Inc.
VENTILATION
AirConcepts Inc.
GLV International Ltd.
Munters Corporation

A panel of judges comprising ASHRAE members selected for their exceptional knowledge of the industry and its products reviewed and evaluated all submissions. Product entries were judged for innovation, application, value to user and market impact.

The Innovation Awards will be presented as part of the three-day AHR Expo and will be on display on the show floor.