AHR Expo Innovation Awards now open

Manufacturers hoping to take home a coveted 2020 Innovation Award from next year’s AHR Expo have until Tuesday, August 6 to submit an entry.

The annual competition, being held in Orlando, FL, from February 3 to 5, recognizes the most innovative and original products, systems and technologies the HVAC/R industry has to offer.

Winners will be selected from each of the following product categories: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools and instruments; and ventilation.

Products are evaluated and selected by a panel of third-party judges representing industry organization ASHRAE. Companies demonstrating true innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact will be deemed winners in their respective category.

The Innovation Awards also recognize an overall Product of the Year, selected from the pool of category winners. The winner of this award is selected based on its exceptional level of leadership in HVAC/R innovation.

Mark Stevens, manager of AHR Expo, said, “Each year’s submissions give us a true indication of just how much progress is made from year to year, and we look forward to highlighting those that are taking the lead with innovation.”

To be considered, products must be exhibited at the 2020 show and must be available for sale by the end of February 2020. Completed entry forms along with a $100 entry fee must be submitted online at ahrexpo.com by Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Award entry fees are donated each year to a charitable organization serving the local community where the show is held. The donation is generally used to provide HVAC/R repairs or upgrades.