The AHR Expo Innovation Awards is an annual competition that honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo. Products go head-to-head in the following categories: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools & instruments; and ventilation. 

Winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluate all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.

  • Building automation: Setra Systems Inc., Setra FLEX
  • Cooling: Emerson, Copeland Scroll
  • Green building: Danfoss, Turbocor TTH/TGH high-lift compressors
  • Heating: Calefactio, The ONE (3-in-1 expansion tank, air separator and dirt separator)
  • Indoor air quality: Spartan Bioscience, Spartan Legionella detection system
  • Plumbing: AquaMotion Inc., AquaMotion Aqua-Flash under-sink hot water recirculation system
  • Refrigeration: Chemours, Opteon XP44 refrigerant
  • Software: Regal, Browning Toolbox Technician motor efficiency calculator
  • Tools & instruments: Fluke Corp., Fluke T6 electrical tester
  • Ventilation: Triatek, Stable Vortex II fume hood

The 2018 award winners will be recognized during the 2018 AHR Expo, which takes place January 22-24 in Chicago.