Ranging from an innovative geothermal heat pump to a copper theft deterrent system, the winners of the prestigious 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards were honored at a special ceremony during the worldʼs largest HVACR exposition and conference in Dallas on January 29th.

Representing 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 Show. 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 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners by category are:

Building Automation
Company: CopperWatcher LLC
Product: CopperWatcher Model CW-3, an A/C copper theft deterrent system

Company: Rheem Manufacturing Company
Product: H2AC Rooftop Unit, a restaurant integrated AC and water heating system

Green Building
Product: Solar Plexicon, displacement ventilation diffuser with light-powered, energy harvesting capabilities
Company: ClimateMaster, Inc.
Product: Trilogy™ 40 Series, geothermal heat pump

Indoor Air Quality
Company: Energy Wall
Product: Energy Wall, a high efficiency heat & moisture recovery plate exchanger, air purifier and dehumidifier

Company: Navien America, Inc.
Product: NPE-240A NG, condensing tankless gas water heater

Company: Danfoss
Product: ADAP‐KOOL

Company: NexTraq
Product: NexTraq Fleet Tracking, web-based GPS software

Tools & Instruments
Company: Fluke Corporation
Product: Fluke 805 Vibration Meter

Company: American ALDES Ventilation Compamy
Product: Zone Register Terminal-2 (ZRT-2)