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Announcing the 2024 CEE Integrated Home Competition!

Feb 7, 2024 BuildersGeneralProvidersRaters


The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Integrated Home Competition, a high-performance product contest, announced the launch of its 2024 Competition. The Competition is seeking innovative entries that deliver energy savings and automated load management while meeting consumer expectations. Winning submissions gain indispensable recognition and promotion from high-profile Competition Sponsors. Enter your product by March 29, 2024, for consideration.

RESNET® is a proud sponsor of the 2024 Integrated Home Competition.

What You Win

The Integrated Home Competition rewards manufacturers of solutions that advance the CEE Integrated Home vision. Award winners receive credible third-party promotion and recognition through webinars, press releases to consumer and trade publications, a feature on the Integrated Home Competition website, speaking opportunities and presence at key industry events, and additional promotion by Competition Sponsors. CEE member efficiency program administrators may also recommend winning entries to their customers and contractors or consider pilot programs. All entrants receive insight and direction from an expert panel of judges on future utility needs.

Eligible Product Categories

Residential end uses covered in the 2024 Competition span electric and natural gas equipment. Eligible products include whole home energy management solutions, home appliances, plug load controls, window attachments, lighting and lighting controls, ceiling fans, and other connected home devices that deliver a positive consumer experience and provide load management capabilities. While larger loads within the home (e.g., HVAC and water heating) are not eligible for awards in 2024, the competition will pivot its focus to those products in 2025.

The Evaluation Process

Products are judged through a two-phase process: screening by the Competition Sponsors and a live assessment of the finalists by a Judging Panel comprised of individuals with expertise in usability, interoperability, IDSM program administration, product or system installation, specific technology performance, and promotion. Entries are judged against the following criteria:

• Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction

• Functionality

• Load Management

• Data Sharing

• Interoperability

• Reliability

• Consumer Value Proposition

• Ease of Installation, Set Up, and Use

• Cybersecurity

• Quality of Design and Engineering

• Innovation

For complete guidelines and information on how to enter, please visit https://www.integratedhome.org/enter-now/, watch this short video on the submission process, or contact competition@cee1.org.