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Announcing the 2015 AHR ExpoŽ Innovation Award Winners

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Industry-leading Technology Takes Center Stage
Westport, Connecticut… November 4, 2015 — The industry’s best and brightest technology will take center stage January 26-28, 2015, in Chicago when the winners of the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards display their winning products at the world’s largest HVACR exposition and conference.

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 WINNERS by 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.
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, well over $100,000 has been donated to charities and educational institutions in the cities where the Expo was held.

Building Automation
Company - Product
Distech Controls, Inc. - ECLYPSE™ Connected System Controller
Honeywell International - Lyric Thermostat
Schneider Electric - SE8000 Open Controller                      
Danfoss Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning - ETS Colibri Electronic Expansion Valve
Guntner U.S. LLC - ECOSS Evaporative Cooler
Lennox International - Energence Ultra-High-Efficiency Rooftop Unit
Trane - Stealth Air Cooled Chiller
Green Building      
Carrier - WeatherExpert Evaporative Condensing
QA Graphics - Energy Efficiency Education DashboardŽ
Fujitsu General America - Halcyon Floor Mount 9RLFFH Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump
LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. - Multi V IV Air Source VRF
Lochinvar, LLC - FTXL Fire Tube Boiler
Neptronic - HECB Intelligent Controller for Electric Duct Heaters
Xylem - Bell & Gossett ecocirc XL Circulator
Carrier - WeatherExpert Energy Recovery Rooftop Unit
Desert Aire Corp. - Aura Qpump Inverter+ DOAS Heat Pump
Venmar Ventilation Inc. - S10 ERVPlus Energy Recovery Ventilator
AquaMotion Inc. - AquaMotionHot One Recirculation System
Noritz America - NRCP1112-DV Tankless Water Heater
DunAnn Microstaq, Inc. - silQflo™ Silicon Servo Valve               
Emerson Climate Technologies - EX3 Electronic Expansion Valve      
Plasma Air International - PlasmaSoft 1.0 IAQ Procedure Software
Rheem Manufacturing - Rheem EcoNet Home Air & Water Ctrl Ctr                                      
Trane - Trane myPLV Calculator
Tools & Instruments                                          
FLIR Systems                                             FLIR TG265 Imagine IR Thermometer               
Lordo America, Inc.                                    Qfit Pipe Fitting System          
Milwaukee Tool                                           M18 Cordless Shears
Aldes - ZRT-PDIL Parallel Damper In-Line Zone Terminal
ebm-papst Inc. - AxiTop Diffuser for Axial Fans      
LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. - Dedicated Outdoor Air System
"The AHR Expo Innovation Awards benefit the HVACR industry in a variety of meaningful ways,” said Clay Stevens, President of International Exposition Company, 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.

The 2015 AHR Expo will feature nearly 2,000 leading manufacturers and suppliers from around the world showcasing hundreds of innovative new products to more than 55,000 industry professionals. The 2015 AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and 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

As the largest and most comprehensive HVACR exposition in the world, 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. This unique industry forum creates a dynamic marketing environment unequaled in size and scope by any other industry event.
The AHR Expo is produced and managed by International Exposition Company, 15 Franklin Street, Westport, CT 06880; telephone: 203-221-9232; fax: 203-221-9260; e-mail:; website:   


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