DALLAS, TX (July 29, 2009)—Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) today announced it has been honored with the 2009 North American Green HVAC&R Industry Innovation & Leadership of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan. The Award recognizes LII's industry leadership through the company's pioneering technology, optimized product line, sound business strategy, and research & development initiatives. “LII's value proposition represents a conscientious and pioneering endeavor to curb environmental impact through the adoption of sustainable product design,” the Award report stated.
The Frost & Sullivan report also noted how LII “exceeds industry benchmarks and defeats stereotypes” through such initiatives as introducing the SunSource™ Comfort System, the industry's first integrated solar-assisted residential heating and cooling system. Other recent LII innovations noted in the report included the use of Hypercore™ microchannel heat exchanger technology that reduces the necessary refrigerant charge in commercial refrigeration condensing units by up to 70 percent, and leading the industry in shipments of commercial HVAC units using environmentally-friendly R-410A refrigerant, including introducing the first commercial HVAC split systems using environmentally-friendly R-410A refrigerant in higher capacities.
“We are pleased and proud to accept this prestigious award from Frost & Sullivan, which recognizes our commitment to continually renew our 114 year-old heritage of innovation,” said Todd Bluedorn, LII chief executive officer. “We remain dedicated to researching and developing sustainable, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly climate control innovations that delight our customers and lead our industry forward.”
Through its subsidiaries, Lennox International Inc. is a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. Lennox International stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "LII.” Additional information is available at: www.lennoxinternational.com.
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