In each category, judges will evaluate the level of innovation, value and excellence evident in the entry.

Particular attention will be paid to entries that demonstrate high levels of efficiency, increase the performance of a home, increase convenience and provide outstanding experiences for homeowners and their guests.

  • Initial shipment of entered products must be Jan. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2019.

HOME TECH

  • HOME AUTOMATION/AV/SECURITY
    • Home automation systems
    • Home networks
    • Home theater products (displays, projectors, furniture, audio systems, acoustical treatments)
    • Multi-room audio/architectural speakers
    • Structured wiring systems
    • Electronic locks
    • Fire/toxic gas detection
    • Intrusion detection
    • Leak detection and protection systems
    • Video doorbells/intercoms
    • Video surveillance systems
    • Voice control

 

  • SMART LIGHTING & ELECTRICAL
    • Automated lighting control systems
    • Back-up generators
    • Energy monitoring and management
    • Energy storage
    • LED lighting
    • Motorized shading systems
    • Outlets
    • Smart, connected load centers
    • Solar photovoltaic power generation
    • Switches
    • Whole-home power conditioning and surge suppression

 

  • SMART HVAC & IAQ
    • Air filtration and cleaning systems
    • Automated ventilation systems (HRVs, ERVs)
    • Bath fans
    • Central vacuums
    • Geothermal heating and cooling
    • High-efficiency heating/cooling
    • Indoor air quality (IAQ) systems
    • Radiant flooring
    • Smart/connected thermostats
    • Whole-house fans

  • KITCHEN, BATH & LAUNDRY TECH
    • Digital showers
    • Dishwashers
    • Mirrors
    • Ovens and cook tops
    • Range hoods
    • Refrigerators, beverage coolers
    • Small appliances
    • Steam rooms and saunas
    • Tech toilets and bidets
    • Touchless/digital fixtures
    • Washers and dryers
    • Water-saving fixtures
    • Wine storage systems

 

  • SMART WATER
    • Automatic hot water recirculation
    • Rainwater harvesting/grey water
    • Smart irrigation/sprinklers
    • Tankless/high-efficiency water heaters
    • Water filtration and purification
    • Water monitoring and management systems

 

  • HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING COMPONENTS
    • Energy efficient/healthy building materials (flooring, glass, insulation, walls, roofing)
    • Energy efficient windows, doors, skylights
    • Garage doors/openers
    • Smart/connected/motorized doors
    • Smart/connected/motorized windows or skylights
    • Snow and ice melting systems
    • High performance building subcontractors

 

  • OUTDOOR LIVING TECH
    • Audio
    • Video
    • Kitchens
    • Lighting
    • Awnings, shades, umbrellas
    • Robotic lawnmowers

SOLUTIONS

  • Marketing & Sales Solutions
      • Customer Relationship Management Systems
      • Digital Marketing & Website Systems
      • Home Listings Tools
      • Interactive Floorplans
      • Options Presentation & Selection Tools
      • Live Contact Tools
      • Rating Systems
      • Surveys
      • Sales/Design Center Automation
      • Virtual Tour Systems
      • Warranty and Customer Care Software

  • Production & Design Solutions
    • Design Software
      • Computer Aided Drafting
      • Computer Aided Design
      • Plan Sets & Blueprint Generating Tools
      • 3D Design & Modeling Tools
      • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
    • Estimating & Purchasing Systems
      • Bid Processing Systems
      • Job Costing Systems
      • Digitizers & Virtual Take-off Systems
      • Ordering & Purchasing Systems
      • Rebate Administration Systems
    • Production & Project Management Systems
    • Scheduling & Collaboration Systems
    • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
    • Jobsite Robotics & Drones