November 2010
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WESTPORT, Connecticut…November 16, 2010 — The winners of the prestigious 2011 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been selected and will be honored at a special ceremony during the world’s largest HVACR exposition and conference in Las Vegas, January 31 – February 2, 2011.

            Representing a broad cross-section of the HVACR marketplace, the winning entries were selected in 10 categories and represent the most innovative new products among the thousands that will be displayed at the Show. 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 winners of the 2011 AHR Expo Innovation Awards are:

Building Automation                                                                                   

Company: ecobee 

Product: ecobee Energy Management System


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


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                   


Company: ITT Residential & Commercial Water

Product: ecocirc Hot Water Circulator  


Company: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. 

Product: Copeland Discus Digital™ Compressor   


Company: CAN2GO (SCL Elements Inc.)

Product: CAN2GO embedded BAS IP Web Interface


Company: Neutronics Inc.                                          

Product: Ultima ID Pro HVAC/R Refrigerant Analyzer  


Company: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions                       

Product: Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI Dedicated Outside Air System (DOAS)

One of the 10 category winners will also be selected as the winner of the 2011 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award. Winners receive placards to display at their booths during the Show as well as an etched crystal award to be displayed at their company’s headquarters. In addition, Honorable Mention awards will be presented to 27 companies in these same 10 categories.

            There were a record number of entries 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. Since the Innovation Awards inception in 2003, tens of thousands of dollars have been donated to charitable organizations and educational institutions in the cities where the Expo was held.

              “We believe it is important to recognize manufacturers that have excelled in turning technology into useful and efficient products,” said Clay Stevens, President of International Exposition Company, which produces and manages the AHR EXPO. “We also want to thank all the companies who submitted entries for making it possible to donate funds to a worthy charitable cause.”

            The Honorable Mentions are:

contemporary Building Automation

Company: American Auto-Matrix                           Product: AspectFT Web Based HVAC Energy Control

Company: Honeywell International Inc.                  Product: WebVision@Building Automation Controller

Company: Reliable Controls Corp.                         Product: MACH-ProWeb BACnet Building Controller

Company: Tek-Air Systems Inc.                             Product: IAQ-TEK - Outdoor Air Volume Measuring   



Company: Baltimore Aircoil Company                    Product: FXV Closed Circuit Cooling Tower           

Company: Bard Manufacturing                               Product: Variable Capacity Environmental Control 

                  Company, Inc.                                                     Vertical Package Unit

Company: Danfoss                                                 Product: MPHE Heat Exchanger

Company: Motivair Corporation                              Product: Chilled Door Rack Cooling System

Green Building

Company: Auburn Manufacturing, Inc.                   Product: Evergreen Cut'N Wrap Insulation Kit

Company: Columbus Industries, Inc.                      Product: Mini Pleat Filter

Company: ecobee                                                  Product: The ecobee Smart Thermostat

Company: Knauf Insulation                                    Product: Knauf Insulation Earthwool™ 

                                                                                             1000 Pipe Insulation

Company: LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.                   Product: LG Multi V Plus II Integrated VRF                                      

                                                                                               Inverter Heat Pump

Company: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling                    Product: Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI

      and Heating Solutions                                          Hydronic Heat Exchanger (HEX)


Company: Daikin AC (Americas), Inc.                    Product: Daikin Inverter Ducted Heat Pump

Company: Mayekawa / Mycom                              Product: Mayekawa Eco cute Transcritical  

                                                                                              CO2 Heat Pump

Company: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling                    Product: Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI H2i™   

      and Heating Solutions                                          Y-Series INVERTER-driven Heat Pump


Company: ClimateMaster, Inc.                               Product: ClimaDry II Reheat Option

Company: Daikin AC (Americas), Inc.                    Product: Quaternity™ Heat Pump Split-System

Plumbing (No Honorable Mentions)


Company: Danfoss                                                Product: ERC102 Refrigeration Controller


Company: Davis Business Solutions                     Product: Davisware GlobalEdge Business Management

                  Inc.                                                                      Software

Company: Honeywell International Inc.                  Product: EnviraLINK HVAC Controls Remote Access   



Company: Ludeca, Inc.                                          Product: Vibxpert II Portable Vibration

                                                                                              Analyzer/ Data Collector

Company: RAMS Sheet Metal                               Product: RAMS 2014 Auxiliary Machine

                 Equipment, Inc.                                                    for Roll Forming     

Company: Sensortechnics, Inc.                             Product: LBA Micro Airflow  

                                                                                              Differential Pressure Sensor


Company: Panasonic Home &                               Product: WhisperComfort™ Spot Energy

                 Environment Company                                        Recovery Ventilator (ERV)             

Company: Ziehl-Abegg, Inc.                                   Product: FE2Owlet Fan with Ecblue Motor

The Innovation Awards are jointly sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the Air-Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo.

For more information on the AHR Expo Innovation Awards, visit


As the largest and most comprehensive HVACR exposition, the AHR Expo attracts tens of thousands of attendees from all facets of the industry, including contractors, engineers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers, OEMs, architects, builders, industrial plant operators, facility owners and managers, agents and reps.

In addition, more than 100 educational sessions and workshops addressing all facets of the HVACR industry are offered by leading industry associations and organizations during the three days of the Show, many free of charge.

Since 1930, the AHR Expo has been the HVACR professional’s best resource for new products, new ideas and new services. It’s a hands-on, interactive event that showcases a wide spectrum of equipment, systems, and components. This unique industry forum creates a dynamic marketing environment unequaled in size and scope by any other industry event.

The AHR Expo is produced and managed by International Exposition Company, 15 Franklin Street, Westport, CT 06880; telephone: 203-221-9232; fax: 203-221-9260; e-mail:; website:


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