The connected heating and cooling category is open to HVAC equipment with primary applicability in the residential sector. Products must be available for sale through distribution channels serving the residential new construction and major renovation markets in the United States or Canada. If an entry is comprised of components from more than one manufacturer, the Competition encourages collaboration in the submission of the entry.
Category scope includes energy efficient and connected heating and cooling products, such as:
The Competition is intended to highlight connected residential HVAC equipment available for purchase in 2022. As such, products available or planned for introduction to the market between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2022are eligible to enter the 2022 Competition.
If you are interested in submitting a product family, the Organizers recommend that you select a single product that is representative of the product family and note in the submission form that the single entry is part of a larger family. Manufacturers are also invited to submit images of other products within the family as well as marketing materials that show the product family.
If you are unsure whether your product falls within the category scope or have additional questions, please reach out to the Organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Integrated Home Competition is seeking connected gas and electric HVAC equipment that help customers manage their energy use. While it is not expected that entries will include all of the following, desired qualities and capabilities include:
It is not expected that entries will include all of the above capabilities; rather, products should include measures that save energy and provide a positive consumer experience. Additional capabilities beyond this list will also be considered in the judging process. Products with greater functionality generally receive more points (see the Judging Criteria for more information).