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Innovation Award winners announced

November 14, 2012 | By HPAC Magazine

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 honoured at a special ceremony during the exposition and conference in Dallas on January 29. Representing a cross-section of the HVAC/R marketplace, the winning entries were selected in 10 categories. 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
Company: Rheem Manufacturing Company
Product: H2AC Rooftop Unit, a restaurant integrated AC and water heating system
Green Building
Product: Solar Plexicon, displacement ventilation diffuser with light-powered, energy harvesting capabilities
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 &
Company: Navien America, Inc.
Product: NPE-240A NG, condensing tankless gas water heater
Company: Danfoss
Product: ADAP-­KOOL AK-­PC 781 Integrated Pack Controller
Company: NexTraq
Product: NexTraq Fleet Tracking, web-based GPS software
Tools & Instruments
Company: Fluke Corporation
Product: Fluke 805 Vibration Meter
Company: American ALDES Ventilation Compamy
Product: Zone Register Terminal-2 (ZRT-2)
One of these winners will be selected as the overall winner of the 2013 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award. 



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