AHR 2004 Award Winner for Energy Management


Industry News:   2004 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners Selected

The winners of the second annual AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been announced by the program sponsors. The most innovative products among the thousands on display at the 2004 AHR Expo have been selected as winners in eight specific categories: heating cooling refrigeration ventilation indoor air quality energy management tools & instruments and software.

Representing a broad cross-section of HVACR products from leading manufacturers around the world, product entries were judged for innovation, application, value to user, and market impact. A panel of judges, made up of ASHRAE members selected for their exceptional knowledge of the industry and its products, reviewed and evaluated all submissions. The 2004 awards program generated a total of 107 entries. The show will take place from January 26-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

“We were very pleased with the wide range and high quality of product submissions we received for the second year of the award,” said Clay Stevens, president of IEC. “We see this as a win-win situation for everyone involved. The industry benefits from learning about new product innovation, and the winning companies are recognized for their excellence,” Stevens emphasized.

Designed to encourage product innovation, the competition is jointly sponsored by ASHRAE; ARI; and International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo. An award in each of the eight categories will be presented to the winners at a special reception during the 2004 AHR Expo.

Winners will receive special placards to place in their booths as well as an award to be displayed at their company headquarters. In addition to encouraging product innovation throughout the industry, the proceeds from the entry fee go to an HVACR scholarship fund at a Southern California-area vocational school.

As the largest and most inclusive exposition in the HVACR industry, AHR EXPO attracts thousands of attendees from all facets of the industry, including contractors, engineers, dealers, distributors, wholesalers, OEMs, architects and builders, industrial plant operators, facility managers, agents and representatives and more.

For more information visit www.ahrexpo.com.

The 2004 winners are:

Energy Management
Ice Energy, LLC

Rheem Manufacturing Co. - Air Conditioning Division
Rheem & Ruud 90 Plus Gas Furnace

York UPG
York SunLine MagnaDry

CO2 Compressor

ebm Industries, Inc.

Indoor Air Quality
Lindab, Inc.

Tools and Instruments
Vulcain Alarm, Inc.
301 IRF

Wrightsoft Corp.
Right-Suite Residential, HVAC Design Software

Products submitted by the following companies received Honorable Mention:
Riello Burners North America
R-Series Low Nox Gas Burners

Thermolec Limited

S.T. Johnson Co.
Type RX Ultra Low Nox Burner

Texas Instruments

Bristol Compressors
Benchmark Scroll Compressor


Outokumpu Heatcraft USA LLC
Desaturation Coil

Laval Inc.

Baltimore Aircoil Company
Aircoil Evaporators

Copeland Corp.
Vapor Injected Scroll Compressor

Heatcraft Refrigeration Products LLC
Beacon II Smart Defrost

J.P. Lamborn

Paramount Concepts, Ltd.
Paramount H

Venturi Exhauster/Demister

Research Products Corporation
Ventilation Control System

Tamarack Technologies
R.A. P. (Return Air Pathway)

Indoor Air Quality
Enthalpy Wheel Cassette

GE Industrial Systems

Glasfloss Industries
Glasfloss Z-Line MR-11 Pleated Air Filter

Isolate, Inc.

MSP Technology.com, LLC
Unitary Dehumidifying Coil

Energy Management
Aircuity, Inc.

Bard Manufacturing Company
Bard CS2000 Energy Monitor

KLO-SHURE Insulation Coupling

Tools and Instruments
CorrView International
CorrView Corrosion Monitor

MycoMeter/Indoor Air Solutions

RAS Systems, LLC
12.35 Swaging Machine

Testo, Inc.
Testo Kool

Automated Logic Corp.

HVAC Solution Inc.
HVAC Solution

Posted on: 11/20/2003

Ice Energy, LLC (Energy Storage)
Ice Energy develops, manufactures, and markets distributed energy storage systems for use with central air conditioners on small- to medium-sized commercial and residential buildings. The company is operating under an exclusive patent assignment agreement with Powell Energy Products, Inc. The assignment includes the patents, productization plans, trade secrets, and intellectual property rights for an invention known as the Ice Bear. The Ice Bear has received a favorable technical evaluation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Twelve beta units have been field tested in eight states. The Ice Bear offsets the single largest contributor to summer on-peak demand—air conditioning. The Ice Bear product is the industry's first ice energy storage module that was specifically developed to reduce the cost of air conditioning for small-to-medium- sized commercial businesses. The Ice Bear is compatible with the traditional, refrigerant-based air conditioning systems that are commonly used in commercial buildings with less than 150,000 square feet. The Ice Bear is sized to off-load the demand associated with 5 to 10 tons of cooling and can be implemented in new or retrofit installations of split (residential style), rooftop, and mini-split systems. The system can be installed by traditional HVAC service personnel. Ice Energy is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., and can be found at https://iceenergys.com.

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