Belimo Energy Valve Wins the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Award

Belimo Energy Valve wins the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the category of Building
Automation and will be honored at the ceremony on January 22 during the world’s largest HVACR exposition and conference in New York City. AHR Expo offers 3 full days of innovation, exploration and inspiration into the world of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

AHR Expo

At the show, see the latest products and meet over 1900 exhibitors from manufacturers and supplies from over 30 countries, attend a wide variety of educational courses from ASHRAE and other companies. The AHR Expo offers you the opportunity to do business face-to-face and enables you to see product and how they work. The 2014 AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI. The Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is an honorary sponsor.
For more information visit the Show’s website at

The 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards encompassing 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 2014 AHR Expo. 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 Innovation Awards are jointly sponsored by ASHRAE; the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and the International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo.

The 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners by category are:

Building Automation
Company: Belimo Aircontrols (USA), Inc.
Product: Belimo BAS Data Logging Energy Valve

Company: Emerson Climate Technologies
Product: Next Generation Copeland Scroll Variable Speed compressor product line

Green Building
Company: Lafert North America
Product: High Performance Metric Motors

Company: WaterFurnace International, Inc.
Product: 7 Series 700A11 Geothermal Heat Pump

Indoor Air Quality
Product: SKD Direct Multi-Steam Injection Humidifier

Company: Rheem Manufacturing Company
Product: Rheem Prestige Series Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

Company: Danfoss
Product: MADAP-KOOL System Manager AK-SM 800 Series

Company: HVAC Solution, Inc.
Product: Revit Connection 2.0 BIM Software Add-in

Tools & Instruments
Company: Imperial
Product: Imperial iManifold

Company: Big Ass Fans
Product: Haiku Ceiling Fan
One of these 10 category winners will also be selected as the overall winner of the

The 2014 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award winners will receive a placards to display at their booth during the Show as well as etched crystal awards to be displayed at their companies’ headquarters.

In addition, 37 other products were recognized with Honorable Mentions in these same 10 categories and will also be presented with placards to display in their booths.
The Honorable Mentions winners by category are:

Building Automation
American Auto-Matrix
AspectFT 2.0 Web-enabled BAS

Distech Controls, Inc.
ProgrammableVAV Controller (IRC)

SenseAir North America
tSense True Read CO2, RH and Temp Transmitter

Tekmar Control Systems, A Watts Water Technologies Company
Flexible, Multi-Stage Boiler Control 284

Baltimore Aircoil Company
New Series 3000 Cooling Tower

Toshiba Carrier Heat Recovery Variable Refrigerant Flow System

Lordo America
QTUBE Flexible Composite A/C and Refrigeration Lines

Green Building
Advantix Systems
DT-X Desiccant Dehumidification Technology

Ebm-papst Inc.
RadiPac Series - K3G630 Plug Fan

Zehnder Rittling
ZIP Radiant Heating Ceiling Panels

Carrier Carrier
Infinity 18VS Variable Speed Heat Pump

LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc
Art Cool Premier High Efficiency Duct Free Heat Pump

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating Solutions
H2i R2-Series Variable Refrigerant Flow Heat Pump

TruComfort Variable Speed Split System Heat Pump

SlimFit Commercial High-Efficiency Condensing

Belimo Aircontrols (USA), Inc.
ZIP Air-Side Economizer

Best Living Systems, LLC
MCI (Multi-Cluster Ionization) for Air Filtration

Plasma Air International
Plasma Ion BAR Bipolar Air Purifier

Ultravation, Inc.
UVXact UV-C Intensity Monitor

Caleffi Hydronic Solutions
QuickSetter Balancing Valve

Navien America
NPE-180/210/2405 Condensing Gas Tankless Water Heater

Watts Water Technologies, Inc.
TRITON Radio Frequency Pipe Fusion System

Baltimore Aircoil Company
Trillium Series Adiabatic Condenser

BITZER Kuhlmaschinenbau GmbH
New Ecoline Varispeed Reciprocating Compressor

Samsung Compressor Direct
Ultra T-20 Rotary Compressor

Parker Hannifin - Sporlan Division
ZoomLine Refrigerant Line Assembly

ComfortDRAW Design Tool for BAS

Emerson Climate Technologies
HVAC Check & Charge Mobile Application

Maxwell Systems, Inc.
ProContractorMX Mobile Connect Annotation Tool for iPad

Tools & Instruments
Fluke Corporation
VT04 Visual IR Thermometer

Goodway Technologies Corp.
RAM-PRO-XL Tube Cleaner

Compact Swage Tool

Air Pear Destratification Fan

VentZone Zoned IAQ with Heat Recovery Kit

Building Performance Equipment, Inc.
Energy Recovery Ventilator

Modine Manufacturing Co.
Airedale ClassMate Vertical DX & Heat Pump Vent. System

Rosenberg USA, Inc.
B-Wheel Backward Curved Fan Impeller

As the largest and most comprehensive HVACR exposition in the world, 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.

Since 1930, the AHR Expo has been the HVACR professional’s best resource for new products, new ideas and new services. 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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