Eighty-six percent of 1,400 global HVACR manufacturers surveyed by ASHRAE Journal at AHR Expo expect their sales to grow in the coming year. When asked to rate 2017 business prospects, 98 percent indicated a positive outlook. Additionally, 86 percent of HVACR manufacturers said they expected their business to increase in 2017, and 57 percent indicated their sales had increased from 2015 to 2016.

The light commercial market was identified as offering the most promising outlook for 2017, followed by hospitals/health care. Respondents also weighed in on signficant product and technology innovations that are driving trends for 2017. For more information, visit ashrae.org.