Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces 2009 Product of the Year winners

Fifth Annual Product of the Year competition showcased practical innovation for the MEP industry.

07/15/2009


Consulting-Specifying Engineer ( CSE ) is proud to announce the winners of its 2009 Product of the Year competition.

Companies self-nominated their best products introduced or refined in 2008. Up to five finalists were selected in each of 10 categories by a panel of judges comprised of professional engineers who regularly design and specify HVAC, electrical, fire protection, and plumbing systems. Subscribers to CSE began voting in May to determine the ranking of the finalists as gold, silver, or bronze winners. CSE subscribers also voted one time for the Most Valuable Product (MVP) distinction among all finalists. The companies have been notified about their final place in the standings and the winning products will be profiled in the August issue of CSE .

"The Product of the Year competition illuminates the products design engineers and specifiers are valuing for MEP systems in nonresidential buildings. In this tough economy, construction and operating budgets are under stress while sustainability issues for energy, water, and materials are growing. Flexibility, modularity, efficiency, and durability seemed to be factors shared by many of this year's winners." said Michael Ivanovich, editor-in-chief, CSE.

For more information about the Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year, visit www.csemag.com/poy .

The CSE Product of the Year Winners are:


Electrical Distribution
Cooper Bussmann : Compact circuit protector
Emergency, on-site, standby power
Stored Energy Systems (SENS) : NRG intelligent engine start battery charger

Fire detection, alarm, notification equipment
System Sensor : advanced multicriteria fire detector

HVAC/R
Mitsubishi Electric HVAC : CITY MULTI variable refrigerant zoning system

Lighting controls
Leviton : wireless occupancy sensors

Motors, starters, drives
ABB : PST extreme series softstarters

Networked BAS, energy management systems
Siemens Building Technologies : TALON BACnet BAS

Plumbing and water management
Victaulic : QuickVic rigid coupling

Software: Design, modeling, analysis
Design Master Software : Design Master Plumbing software
Test instruments, meters, data loggers
Fluke : Ti25 thermal imager


Electrical Distribution
Wiremold/Legrand : Evolution series poke-thru device

Emergency, on-site, standby power
Active Power : PowerHouse critical power protection system

Fire detection, alarm, notification equipment
Victaulic : Vortex fire suppression system

HVAC/R
McQuay : scroll-compressor Templifier water heater

Lighting controls
Square D by Schneider Electric : Powerlink lighting control panelboards with BACnet

Motors, starters, drives
Eaton : PSG series power supplies

Networked BAS, energy management systems
E-Mon : V-Class Modbus meter

Plumbing and water management
Zurn Industries : EcoVantage nano pint urinal system

Software: Design, modeling, analysis
Trane : TRACE 700 version 6.2

Test instruments, meters, data loggers
Fluke : TiR1 thermal imager


Electrical Distribution
Universal Electric Corp : Starline plug-in raceway

Emergency, on-site, standby power
VYCON : VDC direct connect dc power system
Fire detection, alarm, notification equipment
System Sensor : InnovairFlex duct smoke detector
HVAC/R

Heat-Timer Corp : Mini-MOD-CNC

Lighting controls
Universal Lighting Technologies : Demand Control Lighting controls

Motors, starters, drives
Schneider Electric : TeSys T motor management system

Networked BAS, energy management systems
Automated Logic Corp : Environmental Index

Plumbing and water management
Cleveland Faucet Group : water-saving showerhead

Software: Design, modeling, analysis
Cooper Bussmann : OSCAR Version 2.0 short-circuit current rating
Test instruments, meters, data loggers
Fluke : 416D laser distance meter


Most Valuable Product
Design Master Software : Design Master Plumbing software

 





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