AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners announced

The York YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller from Johnson Controls won top prize in the Cooling category.
October 1, 2018

The winners of the 2019 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been announced. Each year, products in 10 categories are recognized for being some of the HVACR industry’s most innovative products, systems and technologies.

Winners are 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. The winners will be formally recognized during the 2019 AHR Expo, which is being held in Atlanta, GA, from January 14 to 16, where the winner of the Product of the Year Award will also be revealed.

The 10 winners were:

Building Automation: Automated Logic Corporation’s software-based OptiFlex virtual integrator.

Cooling: Johnson Controls’ York YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller is fully optimized for use with low GWP refrigerant R-1233zd(E).

Green Building: enVerid Systems’ HVAC Load Reduction module 1000E-M is an indoor air scrubber designed to lower energy wastage.

Heating: Regal’s Genteq Ensite motor is an electronically commutated motor specifically designed for furnace applications.

Indoor Air Quality: CPS Products’ IAQ SmartAir is used to identify, diagnose and solve IAQ issues.

Plumbing: Anvil International’s AnvilPress Copper, Copper Press Fittings and Coupling Systems designed to deliver 200 percent more sealing surface.

Refrigeration: Emerson’s Copeland Scroll fractional-horsepower, low-temperature compressors.

Software: Taco Comfort Solutions’ Taco Tags is a cloud-based support program available on any mobile device via NFC technology.

Tools and Instruments: Dwyer Instruments’ Wireless Hydronic Balancing Kit Series 490W manometer.

Ventilation: The Energy Wall Universal ERV is a smaller and lighter energy recovery ventilator.