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Strategically centered on creating a premier annual exhibition event for HVACR industry innovation, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) will feature an array of new and upgraded products in 2017.

With approximately 80 percent of exhibitors indicating they will be displaying new or enhanced products, systems and technologies at the Show in Vegas next January, the AHR Expo floor is slated to address a myriad of interests from every facet of the industry.

Exhibitor innovations will also reflect numerous HVACR industry trends, including those associated with burgeoning growth across both the residential and commercial construction markets.

“It’s exciting to see such enthusiasm around the rebounding North American building and construction industry, and subsequent growth in demand for the latest evolution of products, technologies and services the HVACR industry has to offer,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company. “With this resurgence, a spirit of ingenuity and creativity has flourished among HVACR manufacturers, and we’re pleased to present the venue at which the results of this will be displayed for 2017.”

At-large, innovations to be unveiled at the 2017 AHR Expo echo several major trends driven by the growing construction market, both in North America and the world over. These themes include:

  • Green Building as a standard of design, reflected in new ultra-efficient equipment, monitoring and sensing tools, and building information modeling methods that help achieve notable energy savings and ensure reliable, efficient long-term mechanical system operation 
  • A rapidly returning residential construction market, answered via introduction of numerous heating, cooling and ventilation products specifically designed for residential applications and user-friendly homeowner operation
  • Strong focus on remodeling and renovation, as seen across new product and system solutions designed specifically for installation in smaller and/or logistically challenging existing spaces
  • Increasing pre-fab/offsite construction methods, reflected in modular equipment with multiple installation configurations and more compact footprints
  • Skilled labor shortages, as addressed by several new tools and other resources that streamline mechanical system installations and repairs

For additional information or to register for the 2017 AHR Expo, January 30 to February 1 in Las Vegas, visit ahrexpo.com.