The winners of the 2011 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been selected and will be honored during the AHR Expo, which will be held Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 in Las Vegas.

Representing a cross-section of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were selected in 10 categories and represent some of the new products that will be displayed at the show. A panel of judges made up of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) members evaluated the products submitted based on innovation, application, value to the user, and market impact.

The award winners are:

Building Automation
Company: ecobee
Product: ecobee Energy Management System

Cooling
Company: Advantix System
Product: DuCool DuTreat System Liquid Desiccant Air Conditioner/dehumidifier

Green Building
Company: Daikin AC (America) Inc.
Product: Daikin Altherma Air-to-Water Heat Pump System

Heating
Company: LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc.
Product: Air-to-Water Heat Pump System (AWHP)

Indoor Air Quality
Company: Triatomic Environmental Inc.
Product: Fresh-Aire UV APCO In-duct Air Purifier

Plumbing
Company: ITT Residential & Commercial Water
Product: ecocirc Hot Water Circulator

Refrigeration
Company: Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.
Product: Copeland Discus Digital Compressor

Software
Company: CAN2GO (SCL Elements Inc.)
Product: CAN2GO embedded BAS IP Web Interface

Tools
Company: Neutronics Inc.
Product: Ultima ID Pro HVAC/R Refrigerant Analyzer

Ventilation
Company: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions
Product: Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI Dedicated Outside Air System (DOAS)

One of the 10 category winners also will be selected as the winner of the 2011 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award. Additionally, Honorable Mention awards will be presented to 27 companies in the 10 categories.

A record number of entries were received this year, up 18 percent from the previous record. The nearly $13,000 generated by the entry fees will be donated to a charitable organization in the Las Vegas area.

The awards are sponsored jointly by ASHRAE, the Air-Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, and the International Exposition Company, the producers and organizers of the AHR Expo.

For more information on the awards, visit www.ahrexpo.com.