Posts Tagged ‘Innovation Award’

Rheem’s Integrated Air & Water System Takes Top Prize at the AHR Expo

2013 07-02

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the first-of-its-kind Rheem H2AC™ Rooftop Unit featuring eSync™ Integration Technology won Product of the Year as part of the AHR Expo Innovation Awards!

The AHR Innovation Awards honor the most innovative new products showcased during the annual AHR Expo, which took place last week in Dallas. Prior to the show, a panel of judges made up of ASHRAE members selected 10 product winners in various categories based on innovation, application, value to the user and market impact. The H2AC Rooftop Unit won this year’s award in the Cooling Category.

Of the 10 products selected as 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners, only one is named Product of the Year. Representatives from ASHRAE, AHRI and the International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo, hosted the AHR Expo Innovation Awards Ceremony where the winner was announced. Joseph Fristik, Rheem’s vice president of national accounts and marketing, accepted the honor on Rheem’s behalf. This is the first time that Rheem has claimed the top prize during the AHR Expo Innovation Awards!

“The entire team at Rheem is thrilled and honored to receive the 2013 AHR Expo Innovation award in the Cooling Category as well as the 2013 AHR Expo Product of the Year award for the Rheem H2AC Rooftop Unit featuring eSync Integration Technology,” said Chris Peel, senior vice president and COO, Rheem. “These awards continue to validate our long term strategy to lead with innovative air and water solutions that promote higher efficiency and value for our customers. Rheem remains committed to launching many more unique and environmentally responsible product innovations in the coming months and years.”

For more information on the InnovationAward and the H2AC Rooftop Unit see our previous article on the AHR Expo Innovation Award.

Rheem’s Industry-First Integrated Air and Water System Wins an AHR Expo Innovation Award

2012 27-12

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and the International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo, have honored Rheem with a 2012 AHR Expo Innovation Award. The first-of-its-kind Rheem H2AC™ Rooftop Unit featuring eSync™ Integration Technology earned this esteemed honor in the award competition’s cooling category.

While Rheem designed the H2AC Rooftop Unit for full-service restaurants, the system can meet the air conditioning and water heating needs for any commercial setting that requires large daily demands for hot water. This system unites an establishment’s HVAC and water heating systems to achieve significant efficiencies. It works by using Rheem’s exclusive eSync Integration Technology, which takes the heat removed by the HVAC system and uses it as an efficient source for heating water. The H2AC Rooftop Unit is able to pre-heat a facility’s cold water supply to as much as 125 degrees Fahrenheit—which substantially reduces water heating costs. In the first year after Rheem installed this system at a Western Sizzlin in Northwest Arkansas the owners saved nearly $5,670 on their gas utility bill.

The AHR Innovation Awards honor the most innovative new products that will be showcased during the annual AHR Expo, which is the largest HVACR exposition and conference in the world. A panel of judges made up of ASHRAE members evaluated products submitted in 10 different categories based on innovation, application, value to the user and market impact. The cooling category includes any product or system designed to decrease the temperature of a space.

This is the third industry honor in 2012 for the Rheem H2AC Rooftop Unit. In July, it earned a Gold Dealer Design Award (DDA) in the commercial equipment category, and in September, it won a Mechanical Systems Week Product Showcase Award in the forced-air (cooling) category. This is also the second year in a row that Rheem has been honored with an AHR Expo Innovation Award; the Rheem XR90 Extreme Recovery Gas Water Heater won the award in the plumbing category at the 2012 show.

“In less than a year after we debuted the product, the Rheem H2AC Rooftop Unit has won three major industry awards, which is a testament to the benefits of integrating HVAC and water heating solutions,” Joseph Fristik, vice president of national accounts and marketing, Rheem. “We’re honored that ASHRAE, AHRI and IEC recognized the ingenuity and practicality of this product with the esteemed AHR Expo Innovation award.”

For more information on the Rheem H2AC Rooftop Unit featuring eSync Integration Technology, please visit www.rheem.com/H2AC.