2022 Integrated Home Competition Winner

TrickleStar is pleased to announce its Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat and Wi-Fi Water Heater Controller are winners in the 2022 Consortium For Energy Efficiency (CEE), Integrated Home Competition. The judges selected TrickleStar’s innovative products that demonstrate the four elements of the CEE Integrated Home Initiative: energy savings, demand flexibility, consumer amenity, and security. Entries in residential connected lighting, heating and cooling, thermostats, water heating, window attachments, EV equipment, and an open category for other connected home devices were evaluated.


TrickleStar 2022 CEE Award
Pictured: Sal Hamidi - Business Development Manager, Connected Products at TrickleStar with the 2022 CEE Award.
The judging panel included individuals with expertise in usability, interoperability, energy efficiency program administration, product installation, specific technology performance, sales, and design. Entries were demonstrated remotely or installed in-person at the UL Lighting Test Laboratory in Allentown, PA.

The judges carefully considered the detailed product submission information and observed the entries’ operation and user interfaces. TrickleStar was selected for its ability to elegantly embody the tenets of the CEE Integrated Home.

These award-winning products will be recognized at additional industry events over the coming months, including the American Lighting Association Annual Conference, EUEC, AHR Expo, AERC Fall Meeting, and HARDI Annual Conference.

The products will also 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 https://www.integratedhome.org/.


Integrated Home Competition
The CEE Integrated Home is a connected, fuel neutral, interactive, and efficient home where devices and systems effectively communicate to provide new customer, utility system, and societal value.

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; it is sponsored by over thirty energy efficiency utilities, trade associations, and research entities across the United States and Canada.