September 13, 2023

2023 Integrated Home Competition Winners Announced

Denver, CO September 13, 2023 – The CEE Integrated Home Competition is pleased to announce the 2023 award-winning products at the CEE Industry Partners Meeting. Awards were presented to seven innovative connected home devices that exemplify the four tenets of the CEE Integrated Home vision: energy savings, demand flexibility, consumer amenity, and security.

In 2023, the Competition evaluated and awarded entries in residential connected lighting and lighting controls, heating and cooling equipment, ceiling fans, water heating, home appliances, home energy management, combination space and water equipment, thermostats, and an open category for other connected home devices.

The Judging Panel included individuals with expertise in usability, interoperability, energy efficiency program administration, experimental design, product installation, specific technology performance, sales, and design. Entries were demonstrated remotely or installed in-person at the UL Solutions Test Laboratory in Allentown, PA. The judges carefully considered the detailed product submission information and the entries’ operation and user interfaces. Winners were chosen for their ability to embody the tenets of the CEE Integrated Home.

  • Winner: American Lighting Spektrum+ Smart Lighting
  • Winner: Harvest Thermal Harvest Pod
  • Winner: Midea PWHP – Packaged Window Heat Pump
  • Honorable Mention: A. O. Smith Voltex® AL Smart Electric Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater
  • Honorable Mention: Big Ass Fans i6® Fan
  • Honorable Mention: Lumin Smart Panel
  • Honorable Mention: Rheem® ProTerra® Plug-in Heat Pump Water Heater

In regard to the winners, CEE Executive Director, John Taylor, said, “Every year I am blown away by the innovation happening in the integrated home space. This year’s winners represent significant potential for market transformation, and I am thrilled to honor them in front of their peers at our CEE Industry Partners Meeting.”

These awarded products will be showcased on the Integrated Home Competition website, as well as promoted by select CEE member energy efficiency program administrators through local offerings. To access complete details on the Competition, please visit or contact

About the CEE Integrated Home
The CEE Integrated Home is a connected, fuel neutral, interactive, and efficient home where devices and systems effectively communicate to provide new value to customers, utility systems, and society. The Integrated Home Competition supports this vision through public promotion of commercially available solutions that are simple, reliable, well-designed, and highly functional. It provides a platform for distinguishing innovation in service to Integrated Demand Side Management objectives, including traditional energy savings. The Competition is organized by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the American Lighting Association (ALA), the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), and UL Solutions; it is sponsored by over thirty energy efficiency utilities, trade associations, and research entities across the United States and Canada.

2023 Integrated Home Competition in-person judges. From left to right: Tim Dickison, Kevin Benner, Jim Yorgey, Jeffrey Dross, Linda Longo, Bridget French, and Alix Dorfman.

2023 Integrated Home Competition Sponsors