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Explore the 2020 Innovation Awards Winners

AHR Expo has annouced the 2020 Innovation Awards winners. Explore the winners and the finalists: 

Building Automation: Delta Controls Inc. (Booth 1161)

Building Automation: Delta Controls Inc. (Booth 1161)

The O3 Sensor Hub 2.0 combines seven different sensors to provide the most accurate view of an interior space available on the market.  

Cooling: Danfoss (Booth 1501)

Cooling: Danfoss (Booth 1501)

The interlaced microchannel heat exchanger (iMCHE) integrates multiple circuits into a single coil with shared air heat transfer area, controlling each one independently by multi-circuits system. 

Green Building: Danfoss (Booth 1501)

Green Building: Danfoss (Booth 1501)

The oil-free, variable-speed, magnetic bearing Danfoss Turbocor® TG490 centrifugal compressor is optimized for use with low-GWP refrigerant HFO-1234ze. It can also be used with low-GWP refrigerant R-515B.  

Heating: York® For Your Home (Booth 3801)

Heating: York® For Your Home (Booth 3801)

The York® LX Series TL9E Ultra-Low NOx Gas Furnace reduces emissions by up to 65% vs. standard low-NOx furnaces. Fuel costs can be reduced as much as 20%. 

Indoor Air Quality: Fresh-Aire UV (Booth 5853)

Indoor Air Quality: Fresh-Aire UV (Booth 5853)

The Purity Low Profile LED 1" Polarized Filter/LED Disinfection System (PLP-LED) is the first 3-stage 1" polarized HVAC filtration system to incorporate Mini-LED technology. It captures 97% of particles to 0.3 microns.  

Plumbing: LG Electronics USA, Inc. (Booth 6343)

Plumbing: LG Electronics USA, Inc. (Booth 6343)

Available in two capacities, the LG Hydro Kit indoor heat exchanger for LG variable refrigerant flow systems is capable of transferring heat or cooling energy expelled from the air-conditioning process to water. 

Refrigeration: Danfoss (Booth 1501)

Refrigeration: Danfoss (Booth 1501)

The Danfoss CO2 Adaptive Liquid Management (CALM) solution combines Danfoss’ liquid ejector and adaptive liquid control case controller algorithm to fully utilize the evaporator surface in display cases and cold rooms.  

Software: Interplay Learning (Booth 8562)

Software: Interplay Learning (Booth 8562)

The SkillMill Skilled Trades Course Catalog is an online, on-demand training course catalog designed for HVAC professionals to gain worksite skills. It is accessible via mobile phone, computer, tablet, or in virtual reality.  

Tools and Instruments: MATELEX (Booth 2551)

Tools and Instruments: MATELEX (Booth 2551)

The DNI (détecteur de niveau intelligent/smart level detector) refrigerant leak detection system measures pressure, temperature and refrigerant levels every 2-3 seconds and conducts a complete leak detection cycle every hour.  

Ventilation: Infinitum Electric (Booth 7485)

Ventilation: Infinitum Electric (Booth 7485)

The Infinitum Electric HVAC motor is significantly smaller, smarter and quieter than traditional electric motors. These benefits equate to an ultra-high-efficiency motor that results in up to 25% lower costs for customers.  

Learn More about the Products

Learn More about the Products

The annual AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition honors the industry’s most inventive and original products showcased at each year’s AHR Expo. A panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges selected the winning systems and technologies based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.   Learn More

Product of the Year

Product of the Year

All 10 winning products are in the running to be named Product of the Year, which will be announced during the 2020 Innovation Awards ceremony at the AHR Expo. The ceremony is scheduled for February 4.  

2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Finalists

Building Automation
  • 75F's 75F Building Intelligence System (Booth 268)
  • BELIMO Americas' Ultrasonic Flow Sensor (Booth 767)
  • Danfoss' Danfoss VLT® condition-based monitoring (Booth 1501)
Cooling
  • Baltimore Aircoil Company's Nexus™ Modular Hybrid Cooler (Booth 2321)
  • Smardt Chiller Group Inc.'s Smardt G-class 515B Low GWP Chiller (Booth 6643)
  • Vertiv's Liebert® VRC Rack Cooling System (Booth 2411)
Green Building
  • Aeroseal LLC's AeroBarrier: air sealing technology (Booth 3390)
  • Arctic Chiller Group's EcoTherm modular simultaneous heating and cooling Heat Pump (Booth 5153)
  • Baltimore Aircoil Company's HXV Hybrid Cooler (Booth 2321)
Heating
  • AERCO's, a Watts brand, AERCO Benchmark Platinum Boiler with Edge Controller (Booth 1301)
  • Emerson's Universal Single Stage Furnace Control for ECMx Blower Motors (Model 50X57-843) (Booth 2100)
  • Rheem Manufacturing Company's Rheem® Ultra Low NOx Gas Furnace (Booth 2743)
Indoor Air Quality
  • AtmosAir Solutions' AtmosAir Denali 600™ with AtmosSmart™, IoT Enabled Active Air Monitoring and Air Purification System (Booth 4207)
  • RGF Environmental Group Inc.'s HALO-LED™ Whole Home Indoor Air Purification System (Booth 4151)
  • Sensirion, Inc.'s SCD40 CO2 and RH/T Sensor Component (Booth 1473)
Plumbing
  • Caleffi Hydronic Solutions' LEGIOMIX® 6000 series Highest Flow Electronic Mixing Valve (Booth 6581)
  • NIBCO INC.'s 585HP Full Port Bronze Ball Valve (Booth 3121)
  • Viega LLC's Viega MegaPressG (Booth 1943)
Refrigeration
  • Emerson's Copeland™ End-to-End Solution for Micro-Distributed Architectures (Booth 2101)
  • Fresh-Aire UV's Ice UV-LED Disinfection System for Ice-Machines (Booth 5853)
  • Sporlan Division–Parker Hannifin's SCS-PB (Superheat Control System for Pulse Width Valve with Bluetooth feature) (Booth 2525)
Software
  • Armstrong Fluid Technology's Pump Manager (Booth 4161)
  • BCA Technologies, Inc.'s eRep CPQ (Booth 8579)
  • Distech Controls' xpressNetwork Utility (Booth 881)
Tools and Instruments
  • Fluke Corporation's Fluke PTi120 Pocket Thermal Camera (Booth 2151)
  • Milwaukee Tool's M18 FUEL™ Pipe Threader w/ ONE-KEY™ (Booth 427)
  • Topcon Positioning System, Inc.'s Topcon GTL-1000 (Booth 325)
Ventilation 
  • American Aldes' IQ by ALDES (IQ-VFC) ERV/HRV-Integrated Vertical Fan Coil Units (Booth 6243)
  • Rosenberg USA, Inc.'s Rosenberg “Generation 3” EC motors for plug fans and axial fans (Booth 2051)
  • ZIEHL-ABEGG, Inc.'s ZAbluefin (Booth 2361)

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.

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