USA: The organiser of the AHR Expo has announced a call for entries for its 2019 Innovation Awards competition.

The awards will honour the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies to be featured by exhibitors at the next AHR Expo in Atlanta in January 2019.

To be deemed a winner, companies must demonstrate true innovation by creating smarter, faster, more efficient, and overall exceptional HVACR products. Products will go head-to-head in the following categories: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools and instruments; and ventilation.

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.

In addition to the awards, a single Product of the Year will be selected from the pool of winners, recognising an exceptional level of leadership in HVACR innovation.

“Every year we recognise companies in the HVACR industry that push the envelope by developing or redesigning products to drive the industry forward,” said AHR Expo manager Clay Stevens. “Each year brings an incredible amount of industry advancement to the forefront. We are looking forward to showcasing the best of the best at the 2019 Innovation Awards.”

Winners in each of the product categories, as well as the winner of the Product of the Year Award, will be recognised in a ceremony at the AHR Expo on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Atlanta.

All 2019 AHR Expo exhibitors are eligible to submit a product for the Innovation Awards. Exhibitors may submit one product in each category, as long as that product has not previously won an award. To be considered, products must be exhibited at the Show and available for sale by the end of January 2019. Completed entry forms and a $100.00 entry fee must be submitted online at ahrexpo.com by Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Each year, all of the entry fees (approximately $20,000) are donated to a charitable organisation serving the local community where the show is held.

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