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2023 Integrated Home Competition Now Accepting Entries

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Integrated Home Competition is now accepting entries. The competition seeks high-performance products that deliver energy savings and automated load management while continuing to meet consumer expectations for interoperability, reliability, and simplicity. Innovative submissions will gain recognition through endorsement and promotion by competition sponsors.

Residential end uses covered in the 2023 competition span electric and natural gas equipment. Eligible products include whole home energy management solutions, heating and cooling equipment, thermostats, water heaters, pool pumps, plug load controls, window attachments, lighting and lighting controls, ceiling fans, electric vehicle supply equipment, home appliances, and other connected home devices that successfully deliver a positive consumer experience and provide load management capabilities.

Gain Exposure for Your Company’s Innovation

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 both consumer and trade publications, the Integrated Home Competition website, presence at key industry events, and additional promotion by competition sponsors. In addition, CEE member efficiency program administrators may choose to recommend winning entries to their customers and contractors or consider pilot programs. All entrants receive insight and direction on future utility needs.

What Defines a Winner?

Products are evaluated 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, click here, watch this short video, or contact

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