Celebrating 125 Years

AHR Expo Innovation Awards Product of the Year
Who Won? 

From left, John Galyen, chairman of AHRI; Darryl Boyce, ASHRAE president; Peter Dee, sales director food retail,
North America, Danfoss; Mark Stevens, show manager, AHR Expo, celebrate Danfoss winning Product of the Year
in the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. 

Danfoss’ (Booth 1501) CO2 Adaptive Liquid Management (CALM) solution will reign as Product of the Year in 2020. Every year, 10 Innovation Awards winners compete to be Product of the Year. Danfoss beat out the competition with its refrigeration solution that combines Danfoss’ liquid ejector and adaptive liquid control case controller algorithm to fully use the evaporator surface in display cases and cold rooms. Read more

New Products

So Many Launches, So Little Time

Almost 1,900 exhibitors are displaying thousands of products, many of which are appearing for the first time. These products range from a tankless water heater that uses a non-condensing stainless steel heat exchanger to a filter drier with leak detection technology. Read more

Looking Ahead

Where in the World Is the 2021 Expo? 

The AHR Expo returns to Chicago next year. The last Show held in the Windy City was a record breaker. Read more

Technology Meets Entertainment in Orlando

Fighting Florida’s Humidity to Create Energy-Efficient Ice Rinks

ORLANDO—As this week has shown, humidity has a year-round presence in Orlando. Because of Florida’s climate, the state’s hockey rinks are challenged to achieve energy efficiency. An expert discusses how Florida’s ice arenas deal with the heat and humidity loads. Read more

Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, houses one of Florida’s National Hockey League teams about 85 miles southwest of Orlando. Florida boasts various hockey teams in its hot and humid climate. Credit: Michel Curi

Efficiently Creating Theme Park Magic

ORLANDOThe walkways at this year’s AHR Expo have been just as crowded as the ones in Orlando’s theme parks. Some of those theme parks—Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Parks & Resorts—are paying attention to environmental and energy targets to create sustainable experiences for the visitors and Orlando. Read more

Stadiums Move Orlando Toward More Energy-Efficient Future

(Left) Amway Center is an energy-efficient arena that houses an ice rink under the basketball court. (Right) The NFL Pro Bowl, including last week’s game, is held annually at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium.

Welcome to the home state of Super Bowl LIV. While the big game is happening more than 200 miles from Orlando tonight, the location of the 2020 AHR Expo is just as exciting—and maybe more energy-efficient. Explore how Orlando has increased energy efficiency in its stadiums, including Camping World Stadium—the home of the NFL Pro Bowl. Read more

Creating the Right Ice in a Hot, Humid Climate

ORLANDO—No ice is perfect, but a subpar curling ice surface can affect the game. About 20 miles north of the Orange County Convention Center—the home of the 2020 AHR Expo—the Orlando Curling Club works within its limitations to create ideal playing surfaces for their sport. Many state-of-the-art refrigeration technologies are on display at the 2020 AHR Expo, but not all are suitable to help you create your own perfect curling ice. But it might be worth asking. Read more

Industry Report

Manufacturers, Industry Professionals Report Strong Economy for 2020

Members of the HVAC&R community reported a continued positive business outlook heading into 2020 in the latest AHR Expo Annual Economic Outlook Survey. The survey was distributed to past and prospective attendees, as well as industry manufacturers, to gauge the market leading into the new year. Additionally, for the first time, the 2020 report includes input on trends, issues and opportunities as outlined by representatives from industry associations regarding their respective areas of expertise. Read more

To read the full report, click here.

What's New at the AHR Expo

From the transition to low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, to connectivity and automation, to skilled workers in the trades, exhibitors are preparing to showcase how their solutions can help.

The 2020 AHR Expo is expected to carry on the tradition of bigger and better. Scheduled for Feb. 3–5, the world’s largest HVAC&R marketplace is heading to Orlando, Fla. The upcoming Show is expected to sprawl about 500,000 ft2 (46 452 m2) at the Orange County Convention Center.

From boilers to ventilation systems to air-conditioning systems to building materials, new products are expected to fill the nooks and crannies of the Show floor. About 1,900 exhibitors are expected to showcase their latest innovations and products, so the Show floor’s walkways could rival the traffic patterns of the host city’s theme parks. Read more

ASHRAE has compiled this publication with care, but ASHRAE has not investigated and ASHRAE expressly disclaims any duty to investigate any product entered in the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. The appearance of any technical data or editorial material on any product does not constitute endorsement, warranty or guarantee by ASHRAE.