BC manufacturer and Quebec engineering firm honoured at AHR/ASHRAE
By Doug PicklykHPAC General
The 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, FL in January attracted nearly 61,000 people from 67 countries, including 3500 Canadians. A highlight of the show, the Innovations Award competition, honoured inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at the event. Winners are chosen by a panel of third-party judges from ASHRAE.
International Wastewater Systems Inc. (IWS), which is headquartered in British Columbia, received a 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award for Green Building Innovation. The product recognized was the Piranha wastewater heat recovery heat pump, which is a self-contained heat pump that extracts thermal energy from wastewater for domestic hot water production.
Other Innovation Award winners included: Aeroseal in the ventilation category; Accutrol in the building automation category; Sporlan–Parker Hannifin in the cooling , and tools and instruments categories; Victaulic in the heating category; Semco in the indoor air quality, and plumbing categories; Carel Industries in the refrigeration category; and Plasma Air International in the software category.
The 2016 ASHRAE Winter conference, which took place simultaneously, attracted 3,000 guests between January 23 to 27. An ASHRAE Technology Award was presented to Nicolas Lemire, Ing., HFDP, president/principal, Pageau Morel and Associates, Montreal, QC in the new educational facilities category for the Anne-Marie Edward Science Building at John Abbott College, Saint-Anne-De-Bellevue, QC. This award recognizes outstanding achievements by ASHRAE members who have successfully applied innovative building design.