WESTPORT, CT — As a highlight of the 2017 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), to be held next January 30 to February 1 in Las Vegas, the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards ceremony has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 31.

From 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Las Vegas Convention Center room N253 (on the second floor of the North Hall), the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards will honor the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at this year’s Show in the categories of:  building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools & instruments; and ventilation.

Additionally, one 2017 AHR Expo Product of the Year award winner, selected from among the 10 category winners, will be announced during the ceremony on January 31.

All 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners have been selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated each entry based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.

“The innovative and creative product development demonstrated by this year’s Award winners has served to confirm the HVACR Industry’s ongoing vitality and forward thinking.  It is exciting to see all the emerging technologies that are bringing about better and better solutions to the challenges we face,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company.

“We congratulate those who have been recognized as 2017’s pioneers from across all areas of the industry, by proving there is always more to be achieved, and farther to be propelled, when it comes to HVACR innovation,” Stevens continued.  “This is the spirit that makes each year’s competition so fresh and exciting, and is what we are proud to see, year after year, as a cornerstone of inspiration for the HVACR industry’s ongoing creativity and advancement.”

The complete list of 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners includes:

Building Automation

Company: Danfoss (www.danfoss.us; 2017 AHR Expo booth No. C4506)

Innovation: Danfoss Enterprise Services

Cooling

Company: Daikin Applied (www.daikinapplied.com; 2017 AHR Expo booth No. C2509)

Innovation: Pathfinder® Air-cooled Screw Chillers with Variable Volume Ratio (VVR) Technology

Green Building

Company: Carrier (carrier.com/commercial; 2017 AHR Expo booth No. C1510)

Innovation: Dual Stage Relief Economizer (DSRE)

Heating

Company: Noritz America (www.noritz.com; 2017 AHR Expo booth No. C5917)

Innovation: Noritz CB Combi Boiler

Indoor Air Quality

Company: Nortec Humidity (www.humidity.com; 2017 AHR Expo booth No. C4706)

Innovation: Nortec GS Series - CS Model (Nortec GS CS) Humidifier

Plumbing

Company: Taco, Inc. (www.tacocomfort.com; 2017 AHR Expo booth No. N7926)

Innovation: SmartPlug Smart Hot Water Recirculation Control

Refrigeration

Company: Danfoss (www.danfoss.us; 2017 AHR Expo booth No. C4506)

Innovation: Danfoss CTM (Electrical Controlled Transcritical Multi Ejector)

Software

Company: Nidec Motor Corporation / U.S. MOTORS® (www.usmotors.com; 2017 AHR Expo booth No. C3924)

Innovation: Rescue Select Programming App

Tools & Instruments

Company: PEXOLOGY, Inc. (www.pexgun.com; 2017 AHR Expo booth No. C6618)

Innovation: PEXGUN

Ventilation

Company: Titus (www.titus-hvac.com; 2017 AHR Expo booth No. C3137)

Innovation: Helios Digital Diffuser

For more information on the 2017 AHR Expo, visit ahrexpo.com