As a highlight of the 2017 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), to be held next Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 in Las Vegas, the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards ceremony has been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31.
From 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Las Vegas Convention Center room N253 (on the second floor of the North Hall), the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards will honor inventive products, systems and technologies showcased at this year’s show in the categories of: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools & instruments; and ventilation.
Additionally, one 2017 AHR Expo Product of the Year award winner, selected from among the 10 category winners, will be announced during the ceremony on Jan. 31.
All 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners have been selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated each entry based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.
“The innovative and creative product development demonstrated by this year’s award winners has served to confirm the HVACR industry’s ongoing forward thinking. It is exciting to see all the emerging technologies that are bringing about better solutions to the challenges we face,” says Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company.
“We congratulate those who have been recognized as 2017’s pioneers from across all areas of the industry, by proving there is always more to be achieved, and farther to be propelled, when it comes to HVACR innovation,” Stevens continues. “This is the spirit that makes each year’s competition fresh and exciting, and is what we are proud to see as a cornerstone of inspiration for the HVACR industry’s ongoing creativity and advancement.”
The complete list of 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners:
- Building Automation
Innovation: Danfoss Enterprise Services
Company: Daikin Applied
Innovation: Pathfinder Air-cooled Screw Chillers with Variable Volume Ratio (VVR) Technology
- Green Building
Innovation: Dual Stage Relief Economizer (DSRE)
Company: Noritz America
Innovation: Noritz CB Combi Boiler
- Indoor Air Quality
Company: Nortec Humidity
Innovation: Nortec GS Series – CS Model (Nortec GS CS) Humidifier
Company: Taco Inc.
Innovation: SmartPlug Smart Hot Water Recirculation Control
Innovation: Danfoss CTM (Electrical Controlled Transcritical Multi Ejector)
Company: Nidec Motor Corp.
Innovation: Rescue Select Programming App
- Tools & Instruments
Company: PEXOLOGY Inc.
Innovation: Helios Digital Diffuser