December 8, 2021
Sinopé Technologies, one of Canada’s largest smart home devices manufacturer for the residential and multi-residential sectors, was awarded Grand Prize Winner at the 2021 Integrated Home Competition for its Home Energy Management Ecosystem. The smart devices presented were recognized for their high quality and innovative designs that exemplify the four tenets of the CEE Integrated Home Competition: energy efficiency, demand flexibility, consumer amenity, and security.
It is the first time that a Canadian company has been awarded a Grand Prize Winner by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) in over 15 years. A Grand Prize is not awarded every year, only when the judges feel an entry truly excels.
“Sinopé Technologies’ Home Energy Management Ecosystems embody the core functionality of the CEE Integrated Home,” said Alice Rosenberg, Principal Program Manager. “CEE is incredibly excited to see the Home Energy Management Ecosystem provide a connected, energy saving experience that consumers will love.”
The feedback received after thorough examination of the products, platform and entire application was very positive. “The judges were impressed by the comprehensive whole home solution. The app functionality is robust and demonstrates great innovation, particularly with the Éco Sinopé feature. The variety of products offered addresses the largest loads in the home, as well as those that consumers tend to prioritize, like lighting.”
The Judging Panel included individuals with expertise in usability, interoperability, integrated demand-side management (IDSM) 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.
Among Sinopé Technologies products part of the winning ecosystems are the Sinopé-branded smart thermostats for electric heating, floor heating and low-voltage, the new adaptive phase dimmer, the smart plug and smart outlet, and the water heater controllers that will be commercialized in early 2022.
”As energy management specialists, we are thrilled to see that key American and Canadian industry players put Sinopé Technologies forward to help consumers and power utilities optimize the electricity use,” commented Maxime Labonté, Chief Commercial Officer at Sinopé Technologies.
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, including the U.S. Department of Energy, Natural Resources Canada, and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
The CEE Integrated Home Competition Awards Webinar presenting the Grand Prize Winner and other awards will be taking place on December 8 at 3:00 pm Eastern time. This event is free and open to the public. Register HERE to attend this webinar.