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Recapping 2022 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners

January 30, 2022  By Anthony Capkun



January 30, 2022 – Congratulations to the winners (and finalists) of the 2022 AHR Expo Innovation Awards—an annual competition that recognizes “the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo”.

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.

BUILDING AUTOMATION: iSMA Controlli SpA/iSMA-B-MAC36NL hybrid IoT controller powered by Niagara Framework

The iSMA-B-MAC36NL master application controller family provides an all-in-one solution for mini-BMS.

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COOLING: Danfoss/Danfoss Turbocor VTCA400 compressor

The VTCA400 uses a hybrid compression design, which employs a combination of mixed flow and radial impellers, to enable high performance and a compact footprint.

HEATING: Carrier/Infinity 24 heat pump with Greenspeed intelligence

The heat pump promises up to 24 SEER and 13 HSPF for energy savings, quiet performance and “premium comfort features”.

INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Antrum/AntrumX IAQ facilities monitoring system

AntrumX is a patented centralized sensing technology that monitors IAQ for 32 spaces from a single location, using one sensor for every 16 rooms.

PLUMBING: Franklin Electric/Little Giant, Inline SpecPAK, multi-pump pressure boosting system

At 14.5-in. deep, the system is small enough to be hung in a small utility closet or wall hung to preserve critical floor space.

REFRIGERATION: ebm-papst Inc./AxiEco 630-910 axial fan

The AxiEco 630-910 incorporates new impeller geometry with a rotating diffuser and optimized blade design to reach a low noise level and high efficiency.

SOFTWARE: Bluon Inc./Bluon Support Platform

The Bluon Support Platform is a mobile application that becomes a centralized hub for HVAC technicians.

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS: Enginuity Power Systems Inc./E|ONE home power system

Using natural gas, the E|ONE produces both electricity and heat for homes or businesses.

TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS: Fluke Corp./Fluke 378 FC clamp meter

Fluke says the true-rms meter uses FieldSense technology to make testing faster and safer, all without contacting a live conductor.

VENTILATION: Aldes/InspirAIR Fresh

The InspirAIR Fresh is designed to provide optimal fresh air, regardless of filter type.


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