WESTPORT, CT — International Exposition Company announced the winners of the 2016 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) Innovation Awards.

The annual awards competition honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo in the categories of building automation, cooling, green building, heating, indoor air quality, plumbing, refrigeration, software, tools & instruments, and ventilation.

Winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.

Award winners will be recognized in a formal ceremony at the 2016 AHR Expo, which takes place next Jan. 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

A singular 2016 AHR Expo Product of the Year award winner, selected from among the 10 category winners, will also be announced at that time.

“Over the years, the visible trends and themes across award winners have shifted, however the innovative spirit has remained constant,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company. “We have seen solutions for markets that were previously inconceivable, and have observed as the annual Innovation Award winners continue to set the pace fast, and the bar high, for evolution across the HVACR industry. Each year’s competition is no less fascinating than the last in this respect, and we enthusiastically commend those who’ve earned this merit for 2016.”

For more information on the 2016 AHR Expo, visit www.ahrexpo.com.