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HVR Awards: finalists announced!

The wait is over and organiser Datateam Business Media has now unveiled the finalists for the HVR Awards 2018, representing the very best from across the heating and ventilating industry.

While an industry vote has decided on the top contestants for the voted for categories, an independent panel of judges has deliberated over the entries for the judged categories.

The judging panel comprised industry experts whose knowledge spans across the HVAC sector, and included Ross Anderson of ICOM, Martyn Cooper of FETA, Rebecca Hogg of BSRIA, Duncan Sibbald of BESA, consultant Laura Bishop, and HVACR consultant and former winner, Stephen Gill.

With such a strong line-up of exceptional contenders, this year’s competition is looking to be more closely contested than ever before. Winners will be announced at the HVR Awards ceremony on Thursday October 25 at London’s Chelsea Harbour Hotel.

In the meantime, following an online vote and rigorous judging, those still in the running for a prestigious 'flame trophy' can now be revealed:

Commercial Air Conditioning Product of the Year (AC Systems):

  • Armstrong Fluid Technology - Tango parallel pumping range
  • CIAT UK - Epure Dynamics
  • Johnson Controls Hitachi Air Conditioning - Set Free Sigma VRF
  • LG Electronics - LG Multi VM VRF system
  • Mitsubishi Electric - City Multi R32 Hybrid VRF air conditioning
  • Panasonic Heating & Cooling - Panasonic nanoe X

Commercial Air Conditioing Product of the Year (Chillers and Heat Pumps):

  • Aermec UK - WMG Water Cooled Chiller
  • Carrier - AquaForce Vision 30KAV Chiller
  • Cooltherm Group - Circlemiser
  • Johnson Controls - YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller
  • Klima-Therm/Althermo - Althermo Hybrid Cooler (DMR-H)
  • York - Amichi Series Chillers/Heat Pumps

Commercial/Industrial Ventilation Product of the Year:

  • Breathing Buildings - NVHR
  • Carrier - AiroVision 39CP Air Handling Unit
  • CIAT and Toshiba - Floway DX
  • Insulduct - Kingspan Kooltherm Insulation Wrap
  • Klima-Therm/Rhoss - Rhoss Next Air AHU
  • SAV Systems - Airlinq Online

Commercial/Industrial Heating Product of the Year:

  • Armstrong Fluid Technology - Tango parallel pumping range
  • Elco Heating Solutions - TRIGON XL
  • Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation - Zeroth Energy System
  • Hamworthy Heating - Upton boiler
  • Panasonic Heating & Cooling - Hybrid VRF
  • Remeha - Gas 220 Ace
  • Toshiba Air Conditioning - Heat Pump-based Air Curtain

Contractor of the Year:

  • A1 Flue Systems
  • PCPM
  • Sale Group

HVAC Initative of the Year:

  • Airedale International Air Conditioning - The Tier 4 Water Distribution System
  • arbnco - arbn well
  • Aspen Pumps - Storm Chemicals – Powders
  • Baxi Heating - 24/7 out-of-hours engineer support
  • Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation - Lot 20 awareness campaign
  • Guardian Water Treatment - Modernising water system management
  • Ideal Commercial Boilers - Boilers Free Commissioning Offer
  • Mitsubishi Electric - The Hub from Mitsubishi Electric
  • Swiftclean Building Services - Fire damper awareness initiative
  • Toshiba Air Conditioning - Near-miss Accident Reporting Tool

Sustainable Product of the Year:

  • Daikin UK - Altherma 3
  • Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation - Zeroth Energy System
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Association - CO2 App – Driving heat pumps forward
  • Johnson Controls Hitachi Air Conditioning - Set Free Sigma VRF
  • Panasonic Heating & Cooling - CO2 condensing refrigeration units
  • SAV Systems - Danfoss FlatStations 7 Series DS (R-FI)
  • TRANE - EcoWise
  • Viessmann - Vitovalor 300-P

Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year:

  • BSS
  • SAV Systems
  • Smith Brothers Stores

Training Initative of the Year:

  • Baxi Heating - Baxi Heating Training Academy
  • Kensa Heat Pumps - Dedicated GSHP Learning Facility
  • Property Care Association - Evaluating Ventilation In Existing Buildings
  • M+W Hargreaves - Mental Health Awareness
  • Toshiba - Online Training Portal

Ancillary Product of the Year:

  • Armacell UK - Armafix Ecolight
  • Daikin UK - BRC1H Madoka controller
  • Extech Instruments - Extech EN510 environmental meter
  • Hevasure - Hevasure – G2
  • JAVAC - Heat Shield – Heat blocking putty
  • Lochinvar - Con-X-Us app-based smart boiler control
  • REHAU - RAUTITAN
  • Toshiba Air Conditioning - LD2 System

Customer Service Person of the Year:

  • Alan Barber, Heatlink
  • Justin Fisher, Cooltherm (Group)
  • Keith Waller, SAV Systems

Community Spirit Award:

  • Ideal Boilers - Donation of 2 millionth boiler to Emmaus
  • Kohler Mira - Charity Fundraising Campaign
  • BSS - Mind Charity Partnership
  • Polypipe - Partnership with Help for Heroes
  • Titon Hardware - Support for Clean Air Day

Of the 12 categories above, four are new for this year’s annual HVR Awards; HVAC Initiative of the Year, Ancillary Product of the Year, Training Initiative of the Year and the Community Spirit Award have all been introduced in recognition of the increasingly diverse nature of this industry.

The countdown is now underway to discover who will come out on top and receive the ultimate industry accolade for their innovation, excellence and outstanding service - and there’s still time to book your ticket for this unmissable event on the HVAC industry calendar, which will provide an invaluable networking opportunity as well as an evening of entertainment, celebration and socialising with the industry’s elite.

Secure your place

In addition to the much-awaited awards presentations themselves, guests will attend an exclusive drinks reception and a delicious three course meal with wine included, before enjoying the after-dinner entertainment and continuing the celebrations well into the evening.

It’s the perfect opportunity to not only catch up with friends and colleagues and congratulate one another on the successes of the past 12 months, but also to engage with existing and potential clients.

With less than two months to go until the 2018 HVR Awards are underway, availability of tickets is limited. Take your place among Britain’s best from the HVAC industry and secure your spot at: http://hvrawards.com/table-booking/

13 September 2018

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