International Exposition Co., producer and manager of the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), recently announced the recipients of 2009 AHR Expo Innovation Awards:
Building Automation: AEC Design Group for ArtrA BIM asset management.
Cooling: Danfoss Inc. for Apexx VSH series variable-speed scroll compressors.
Green Building: Ice Energy for the Ice Bear 30 hybrid air conditioner.
Heating: Unitary Products Division of Johnson Controls for the York Affinity modulating gas furnace.
Indoor Air Quality: Rotronic for the HygroClip2 humidity and temperature probe.
Refrigeration: Danfoss Inc. for the AKD 102 ADAP-KOOL drive.
Software: Mc4 Software for Mc4 Suite.
Tools & Instruments: UEi for the Smart Bell combustion meter.
Ventilation: Twin City Fan Companies Ltd. for the Aero Acoustic Diffuser.
The following companies received honorable mention:
Building Automation: American Auto-Matrix, Delta Controls, Lynxspring Inc., FieldServer Technologies, Reliable Controls Corp.
Cooling: Fujitsu General America Inc., Tecumseh Products Co., Grundfos Pumps Corp.
Green Building: EnOcean Inc., Muller Industries, Distech Controls Inc.
Heating: Grundfos Pumps Corp., Wilo EMU USA LLC, Webster Engineering & Manufacturing Company LLC, Heat Transfer Products Inc.
Indoor Air Quality: Munters Corp., Vital Technologies Inc., Unitary Products Division of Johnson Controls.
Refrigeration: Triatomic Environmental Inc.
Software: Maxwell Systems Inc., Emerson Climate Technologies.
Tools & Instruments: Speedclean, Emerson Climate Technologies, Fluke Corp.
Ventilation: Arzel Zoning Technology, Wellington Drive Technologies Ltd., Thermotion Corp.
Award recipients will be honored Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. in New Product Technology Theater A, located in the South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, site of the 2009 AHR Expo.
A panel consisting of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers members judged product entries based on design innovation, application, value to end users, and market impact.