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, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2018.

ELECTRONICS/AV/HOME AUTOMATION/SECURITY

  • Electronic locks
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Home automation systems
  • Home theater products (displays, projectors, furniture, audio systems, acoustical treatments)
  • Intrusion alarm systems
  • Multi-room audio/architectural speakers
  • Structured wiring systems/home networks
  • Video doorbells/intercoms
  • Video surveillance systems
  • Voice control

 

LIGHTING & ELECTRICAL

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

 

SMART HVAC & IAQ

  • Air filtration and cleaning systems
  • Automated ventilation systems (HRVs, ERVs)
  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • High-efficiency heating/cooling systems
  • IAQ systems
  • Radiant flooring
  • Smart/connected thermostats
  • Zone-controlled heating/cooling systems

KITCHEN, BATH & LAUNDRY TECH

  • Digital showers
  • Dishwashers
  • Ovens, cook tops, range hoods
  • Refrigerators, beverage coolers
  • Small appliances
  • Tech toilets and bidets
  • Touchless fixtures
  • Washers & dryers
  • Water-saving fixtures and systems

 

SMART WATER

  • Automatic hot water recirculation systems
  • Leak detection and protection systems
  • Rainwater harvesting/grey water systems
  • Smart, irrigation/sprinkling systems
  • Tankless water heaters

 

SMART BUILDING

  • Energy efficient/healthy building materials (flooring, insulation, walls, roofing)
  • Energy efficient windows, doors, skylights
  • Smart/connected/motorized doors
  • Smart/connected/motorized windows or skylights
  • Snow and ice melting systems

 

BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

  • Customer survey and rating systems
  • Design software
  • Estimating & purchasing systems
  • Multifamily property management systems
  • Options management & selection systems
  • Sales and marketing solutions
  • Virtual reality/3d imaging