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AHR Expo unveils 2019 product innovation award winners

January 8, 2019 | By Jillian Morgan

AHR Expo has once again recognized manufacturers for product innovation. The winners, which were announced in the fall, were formally recognized at the 2019 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA from January 14 to 15.

In a ceremony for award winners, AHR Expo also announced enVerid Systems as the Product of the Year Award winner. Udi Meirav, the company’s founder and president, said the award is an “enormous honour.”

“Every year we look forward to award submissions that set the bar for innovation and professional practices in HVACR,” said Clay Stevens, manager of AHR Expo. “Year after year we continue to receive entries that exceed our expectations.”

Winners and finalists of the 2019 Innovation Awards were selected in ten categories:

  • Building automation: OptiFlex, a software-based integration platform for data monitoring by Automated Logic Corporation
  • Cooling: Johnson Controls, Inc. was awarded for the York YZ magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller
  • Heating: The Genteq Ensite motor by Regal
  • Green building: The HVAC Load Reduction module 1000E-M, an indoor air scrubber module by enVerid Systems
  • Indoor air quality: CPS Products, Inc. was awarded for its IAQ SmartAir tool, used for IAQ diagnostics
  • Plumbing: Anvil International took home the award for the AnvilPress copper, copper press fittings and coupling systems
  • Refrigeration: The Copeland Scroll fractional-horsepower, low-temperature compressors from Emerson
  • Software: Taco Tags featuring eLink, a cloud-based support program from Taco Comfort Solutions
  • Tools and instruments: Dwyer Instruments, Inc. was awarded for the wireless hydronic balancing kit, series 490W
  • Ventilation: The universal ERV from Energy Wall, LLC

The AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). It is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference. www.ahrexpo.com



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