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WESTPORT, Connecticut…November 8, 2012 — Ranging from an innovative geothermal heat pump to a copper theft deterrent system, the winners of the prestigious 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been chosen and will be honored at a special ceremony during the world’s largest HVACR exposition and conference in Dallas on January 29th.
 
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 are:
 
Building Automation                                                                                  
Company: CopperWatcher LLC
Product: CopperWatcher Model CW-3, an A/C copper theft deterrent system
 
Cooling           
Company: Rheem Manufacturing Company
Product: H2AC Rooftop Unit, a restaurant integrated AC and water heating system
              
Green Building                                                                       
Company:Titus          
Product: Solar Plexicon, displacement ventilation diffuser with light-powered, energy harvesting capabilities
 
Heating
Company: ClimateMaster, Inc.
Product: Trilogy™ 40 Series, geothermal heat pump
 
Indoor Air Quality
Company: Energy Wall                                                                
Product: Energy Wall, a high efficiency heat & moisture recovery plate exchanger, air purifier &  dehumidifier                
 
Plumbing                                           
Company: Navien America, Inc.
Product: NPE-240A NG, condensing tankless gas water heater
 
Refrigeration                                                                                                           
Company: Danfoss
Product: ADAP-KOOL AK-PC 781 Integrated Pack Controller
 
Software                       
Company: NexTraq          
Product: NexTraq Fleet Tracking, web-based GPS software
                                                        
Tools & Instruments                                                                                         
Company: Fluke Corporation     
Product: Fluke 805 Vibration Meter
 
Ventilation           
Company: American ALDES Ventilation Compamy                      
Product: 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 and will also be given placards to display in their booths.
 
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.     
      
Reliable ControlsThe 33 HONORABLE MENTIONS go to:

Building Automation
American Auto-Matrix
vSTAT, mobile application for building  automation & control
                        
CAN2GO (SCL Elements Inc.)
TE2 Wireless Terminal Equipment Controller

LUDECA, Inc.
VIBCONNECT RF, wireless online condition monitoring system
 
Strobic Air Corporation
Tri-Stack Smart System, a control system to maintain safe lab exhaust conditions

WattStopper
Digital Lighting Management, Universal Dimming Room Controller
 
Cooling
Carrier Corporation
WeatherExpert 48LC, 50LC, single packaged commercial rooftop unit

Danfoss
VZH Inverter Scroll Compressor Solution

Mits Airconditioning Inc./Aermec S.P.A
NRP AERMEC, air to water heat pump

Motivair Corporation
Chilled Door

Trane
Series S Cen TraVac, water-cooled oil-free centrifugal chiller
 
Green Building
Emerson Climate Technologies
Copeland Scroll condensing unit - FFAP series

International Wastewater Heat Exchange Systems Inc.                                                       
Sewage SHARC, combination sewage filter/heat exchanger

RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
PTAC PHI Cell, a PTAC HVAC air purification system

Spartan Peripheral Devices
ME8400 Thermopyla Series, self-powered control valve with bidirectional communication

Tate
EcoCore, access floor panel incorporating micro-encapsulated phase change materials
 
Heating
American Combustion Technologies
SLE Ultra Low NOx Burner

LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.    
Art Cool Gallery with Inverter, a heat pump system with picture frame

WaterFurnace International, Inc.
7 Series 700A11, variable capacity geothermal heat pump

WILO USA LLC
Wilo Stratos GIGA, high-efficiency inline circulator
          
IAQ
Best Living Systems, LLC
PerfectFit Filter, for return plenum

Carlisle HVAC Products
Spray-Seal, job-site duct sealant

Smart Fog Inc.
TS100 In-Duct Humidifier

Triatomic Environmental Inc.
Fresh-Aire MINI UV, a miniature germicidal UVC light system
 
Plumbing
Grand Hall / Eternal Hybrid
Eternal GU100 Hybrid Water Heater

Midsun Specialty Products, Inc.
Perfect Pitch, tool for condensate/waste piping installation

Pro Hydronic Specialties
AFL Series, automatic flow limiting device
 
Refrigeration
Emerson Climate Technologies
Copeland Discus R410A Compressor, semi-hermetic

Sporlan - Parker Hannifin
Secondary Fluid Valve (SFV) and Controller, a stepper motor valve and controller

Software
Browning / Emerson Power Transmission
Toolbox Technician App, a mobile app for HVACR Solutions technicians
 
FieldAware
FieldAware, cloud-based software for field service management
 
Instruments
Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson SureSwitch relay CoreSense protection module, aftermarket air conditioning and heat pump replacement contactors

Goodway Technologies Corp.
CoilPro HiFlo, portable thick coil washing system
 
Ventilation
Titus
EOS, solar-powered, energy harvesting diffuser
 
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.
 
The 2013 AHR Expo will feature more than 1,800 leading manufacturers and suppliers from around the world, showcasing hundreds of innovative new products to nearly 45,000 industry professionals. The 2013 AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). The Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is an honorary sponsor. ASHRAE's Winter Conference is held concurrently with the AHR Expo each year. For more information visit the Show’s website at www.ahrexpo.com.
 
ABOUT AHR EXPO
As the largest and most comprehensive HVACR exposition, the AHR Expo attracts tens of thousands of attendees from all facets of the industry, including contractors, engineers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers, OEMs, architects, builders, industrial plant operators, facility owners and managers, agents and reps.
 
Since 1930, the AHR Expo has been the HVACR professional’s best resource for new products, new ideas and new services. It’s a hands-on, interactive event that showcases a wide spectrum of equipment, systems, and components. This unique industry forum creates a dynamic marketing environment unequaled in size and scope by any other industry event.

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