CATEGORIES & CRITERIA

The HVR Awards has curated a stellar line-up of categories that represent all corners of the vibrant HVAC sector, with accolades specifically designed to recognise products, projects, companies and individual contributions. A number of these categories will be judged, while the remaining categories will be subject to an industry vote.

In a number of categories, each entry and nomination will be rigorously reviewed against strict criteria by a panel of independent industry experts.

The remaining categories will be placed in the hands of professionals operating within the heating and ventilating industry, who will be invited to make their voices heard in a secure online vote.

A shortlist, and ultimately one winner, in each category will be decided by either the judging panel or voting process.

The 2020 winners will be announced at the eleventh HVR Awards ceremony, set to take place at the stunning Atmostphere venue in London this October. To make sure you don’t miss out on finding out who will be crowned a champion, click here.

 

JUDGED CATEGORIES

ANCILLARY OF THE YEAR

This award is open to manufacturers (or agents) of ancillary HVAC products launched onto the UK market between 1 January 2018 & 30 June 2019.

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

This award recognises examples of collaborative work that has delivered outstanding results on an HVAC project.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL AIR CONDITIONING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

For the manufacturer (or agent) developing the coolest new air conditioning products (or innovating existing technologies)

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL HEATING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Open to fresh, innovative and contemporary new technologies developed to provide space and water heating in commercial and industrial properties

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL VENTILATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

For the leading manufacturer (or agent) devoted to creating products for optimum living conditions and indoor air quality.

DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

This award will reward the most innovative new products available for domestic properties – open to both heating and ventilating products.

HVAC INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

This award is devoted to the most pioneering ideas – designed for the sole benefit of the customer – launched between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020. 

This category is also open to, but not exclusive to, companies who have been active in HVAC initiatives to fight the global COVID-19 pandemic.

NET ZERO HERO

 This award is for any HVAC company that has made the most significant strides to introduce low carbon technology, or a product using such technology, to help the UK meet it’s net-zero 2050 carbon emissions target

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

This award focuses on outstanding, ecologically-friendly advancements – open to both products and services introduced, or successfully adaptions made to an existing product.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award will recognise one individual that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the HVAC industry over the course of their career.

VOTED CATEGORIES

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

This award will be presented to an individual or a team for outstanding customer service.

TRAINING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

This award is open to any HVAC company for the design and implementation of any initiative that displays a commitment to training between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020.

WHOLESALER/DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

This award is open to all heating and ventilating wholesalers or distributors operating within the UK.

ANCILLARY PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

This award is open to manufacturers (or agents) of ancillary HVAC products launched onto the UK market between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can be used as a guide:

- The level of research and development devoted to the new product.
- Key technological features.
- Target market and how this product differs from its competitors.
- Any environmental issues that the product addresses.
- Energy efficiency advantages.
- Price-wise, how the product compares with competitive units.
- Lifetime running costs, payback period etc.
- Any features that simplify installation and maintenance.
- Testimonials.

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COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

This award recognises examples of collaborative work that has delivered outstanding results on an HVAC project. The award is open to any HVAC manufacturers working in collaboration with HVAC contractors or consulting engineers.

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COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL AIR CONDITIONING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

For the manufacturer (or agent) developing the coolest new air conditioning products (or innovating existing technologies). Products/components must have been launched in the UK between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can can be used as a guide:

- The uses of the product and its applications.
- Key technological features.
- Energy efficiency advantages.
- How it compares in cost to competitive units as well as the lifetime running costs and payback period.
- If any, what are the environmental issues the product addresses?
- Features that simplify installation and maintenance.
- Target market and what sets this product apart from its competitors.

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COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL HEATING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Open to fresh, innovative and contemporary new technologies developed to provide space and water heating in commercial and industrial properties, launched in the UK between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can can be used as a guide:

- The uses of the product and its applications.
- Key technological features.
- Energy efficiency advantages.
- How it compares in cost to competitive units as well as the lifetime running costs and payback period.
- If any, what are the environmental issues the product addresses?
- Features that simplify installation and maintenance.
- Target market and what sets this product apart from its competitors.

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COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL VENTILATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

For the leading manufacturer (or agent) devoted to creating products for optimum living conditions and indoor air quality. Open to all companies that have launched relevant products in the UK between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can be used as a guide:

- The uses of the product and its applications.
- Key technological features.
- Energy efficiency advantages.
- How it compares in cost to competitive units as well as the lifetime running costs and payback period.
- If any, what are the environmental issues the product addresses?
- Features that simplify installation and maintenance.
- Target market and what sets this product apart from its competitors.

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DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

This award is open the most innovative new products available for domestic properties. These could include both heating and ventilation products released onto the market between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020.

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HVAC INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

This category is open to any HVAC business that has delivered an innovative project, development or service that is not eligible for any other category. This award is devoted to the most pioneering ideas – designed for the sole benefit of the customer – launched between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can be used as a guide:

- Details of the project.
- How the project demonstrates innovation in the field.
- Details of any new technology or other unique attributes of the project.
- Potential cost savings over conventional technology
- Health and safety aspects affecting the technology (if any).
- Environmental or sustainable benefits.
- Customer satisfaction.

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NET ZERO HERO

This award will be presented to a  HVAC company that has made the most significant strides to introduce low carbon technology, or a product using such technology, which in turn leads to the reduction of carbon emissions to help the UK meet it’s net-zero by 2050 carbon emissions target

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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

With the environment high on the consumer agenda, this award focuses on outstanding, ecologically-friendly products. Open to both products and services introduced, or successfully adapted to an existing product, between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can be used as a guide:

- The uses of the product and its applications.
- Key technological features.
- Energy efficiency advantages.
- How it compares in cost to competitive units as well as the lifetime running costs and payback period.
- If any, what are the environmental issues the product addresses?
- Features that simplify installation and maintenance.
- Target market and what sets this product apart from its competitors.

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award will recognise one individual that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the HVAC industry over the course of their career.

The winner will clearly exude passion for the sector, dedicating many hours in the best interest of their company and the industry as a whole.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

This award will be presented to an individual or a team for outstanding customer service. It rewards frontline service in the heating and ventilation field.

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TRAINING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

This award is open to any HVAC company for the design and implementation of any initiative that displays a commitment to training between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Statements/documents can be provided to support the entry. The following points can be used as a guide:

- The research behind the initiative and the methods of implementation.
- Who it is aimed at and who it will benefit.
- The effectiveness of the initiative.
- Any statistical evidence that supports the success of the initiative.

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WHOLESALER/DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

This award is open to all heating and ventilating wholesalers or distributors operating within the UK. For the purposes of this Award, a wholesaler is defined as a company offering a wide range of products in the form of a ‘one-stop-shop’ for the heating and ventilating engineer. A distributor will be an independent company looking after the sales and distribution of one or more companies’ products.

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