Manufacturing innovation in industrial, commercial and residential air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration does not just benefit the makers and users of the equipment. An awards program designed to recognize and reward manufacturing innovation has benefited local charities across the United States.
As a result
of the AHR Expo Innovation Awards, more than $100,000 has been donated to
charities during the awards program’s 10-year history. In 2012 alone, due to a record
number of companies entering the competition, more than $12,000 will be donated
to a Chicago-area charitable organization.
pay $75 fee to enter products and technologies in the annual competition, which
was created in 2002 to recognize the most innovative and useful products among
the thousands on display at AHR Expo. The proceeds from the entry fees are donated
to a local charitable organization located in the host city of each year’s
event. The 2012 recipient will use the donation to improve its HVACR systems.
recognized as one of the most prestigious honors in the HVACR industry, the
competition is sponsored by ASHRAE, AHRI and AHR Expo. Entries are judged on
the basis of innovative design, application, market impact and value to the
HVACR industry. The awards also are meant to promote and encourage new product
development in major categories such as cooling, heating, refrigeration, software
and tools and instrumentation.
of the 2012 Innovation Awards will be recognized during the AHR Expo, planned
for January 23-25 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Innovation Awards Raise $12,000 for Chicago Charity
January 11, 2012