The 2021 Innovation Awards will begin accepting entries in June, 2020

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About the innovation awards

The AHR Expo Innovation Awards is an annual competition that honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo. Products go head-to-head in the following categories: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools & 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.


Each year the winning companies and their products are honored during an awards ceremony held at the AHR Expo. In addition, the prestigious Product of the Year winner is announced. The ceremony is open to all exhibitors, attendees and members of the press.


The AHR Expo and its exhibitors are pleased to give back to the community by donating the Innovation Awards entry fees to an organization in the region where the show is being held. A selection committee chooses a deserving organization that is in need of HVACR repairs, upgrades or installations. Past recipients include the Atlanta Police Athletic League, the Chicago Lighthouse, and Opportunity Village in Las Vegas.