ASHRAE has announced the winners of the 2009 AHR Expo Innovation Awards, recognizing products that are outstanding for their useful and efficient use of the newest technology.
Nine winning products and 27 products that received honorable mention were chosen by a panel of ASHRAE members selected for their knowledge of the industry and its products. The competition, now in its seventh years, is sponsored by ASHRAE, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the International Exposition Company.
The products and their manufacturers will be honored at a ceremony at the 2009 AHR Expo in Chicago in January and will receive special recognition during the show. They will also be featured in the January 2009 edition of ASHRAE Journal.
Products were entered in nine categories: building automation, heating, cooling, refrigeration, ventilation, indoor air quality, green building, tools and instruments, and software. Products were judged for innovation, application, value to users and market impact.