AHR Expo Accepting Entries for 2022 Innovation Awards

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The AHR Expo 2022 Innovation Awards call for entries is now open. The annual competition, held in conjunction with the show, honors the most innovative and original products, systems and technologies in the HVAC industry.

Exhibitors are encouraged to submit new or upgraded products to compete. Entries will be accepted through Aug. 3, 2021. The 2022 AHR Expo will be hosted Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To request more information about the Innovation Awards, or to receive forms for entry, email Kim Pires at kpires@iecshows.com

“First and foremost, we are thrilled to gather again in Las Vegas for the 2022 AHR Expo. Despite not coming together in 2021, we celebrated 10 outstanding category winners and the Product of the Year, Infinitum Electric’s IEq,” says Mark Stevens, manager of AHR Expo. “This competition celebrates the HVAC industry’s most innovative solutions through leadership in design, construction and execution. Each year we look forward to seeing the advancements in HVAC through the snapshot that the Innovation Awards provides. It is an excellent indicator of the exciting show ahead.”

In 2003 the AHR Expo debuted the Innovation Awards as a means to highlight those in the HVAC industry creating innovative solutions for new and existing challenges and new avenues for growth. They aim to honor the most inventive, useful and original products, systems and technologies pushing boundaries and disrupting the market today.

Entries are evaluated by a panel of third-party ASHRAE members with over 20 years of professional engineering experience. The review process includes points tallied based on application, innovation, value and market impact. Winners are selected from 10 industry categories, including: building automation; cooling; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; sustainable solutions (formerly green building); tools and instruments; and ventilation. Winners and finalists demonstrating superior innovative design, creativity, application and performance will be recognized at the 2022 show, on the AHR Expo website and social media channels, as well as in industry media coverage leading up to the show.  

An overall Product of the Year will be selected from the pool of category winners and will be announced at the show. This prestigious honor is awarded based on exceptional leadership in HVAC innovation.

Eligibility and general information about the 2022 Innovation Awards

  • The competition is open to exhibitors with a confirmed space contract, as well as a deposit payment on file for the 2022 AHR Expo.
  • Eligible products include those that will be exhibited at the 2022 AHR Expo in Las Vegas and must be available for sale by January 2022.
  • Exhibitors are permitted to submit one product per category.
  • Product entries are limited to one product category.
  • Products that have previously won an AHR Expo Innovation Award are not eligible, however, those products that have previously been named a category finalist may be re-entered.
  • Completed entry forms, along with a non-refundable $100 entry fee, must be submitted by Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.
  • One winner from each category will be selected. An overall Product of the Year award is selected from all category winners and announced at the 2022 show.

Entry fees for the 2022 Innovation Awards (approximately $20,000) will be donated to a charitable organization serving the local Las Vegas area community. The donation is generally used to provide HVAC repairs or upgrades. Each year, the AHR Expo works to select a charitable organization within the area where the show is held. 

“This past year has been a catalyst for new ways of thinking and adapting,” says Stevens. “Our industry has risen to the challenge and provided critical solutions to help us move forward. HVAC is an area of exciting innovation on the global stage and we can’t wait to see what awaits us on the show floor in Las Vegas.”

Visit the AHR Expo website for updates and to sign up for the show newsletter. 



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