The winners of the prestigious 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been selected. A special ceremony for the honorees will be held on January 22, 2014, during the world’s largest HVACR exposition and conference in New York City.

The winning entries were selected in 10 categories encompassing a broad cross-section of the HVACR marketplace. The winners 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 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



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 Co.

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 2014 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award. Winners receive placards to display at their booths 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.


Entry fees donated to NY charity

More than $10,000 generated by the Award entry fees will be donated to a charitable organization in the New York area. Since the inception of the Innovation Award Competition in 2003, more than $100,000 has been donated to charities and educational institutions in the cities where the Expo was held.             

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


The 2014 AHR Expo

The 2014 AHR Expo will feature nearly 2,000 leading manufacturers and suppliers from around the world showcasing hundreds of innovative new products to more than 55,000 industry professionals. The 2014 AHR Expo will be held in New York City and is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI. The Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is an honorary sponsor. ASHRAE's Winter Conference is held concurrently with the AHR Expo each year. For more information visit