The CEE Integrated Home is efficient, grid-interactive, and capable of enhancing electric and natural gas distribution systems; a shared pursuit of the membership. Connected technologies with sensors and communicating capabilities have potential to optimize home performance through interoperable products and systems. Empowering customers with a combination of actionable knowledge and automation configured for society’s shared needs and aligned with customer values can support energy efficiency goals and enhanced energy system performance to meet dynamic circumstances of tomorrow’s utility system.
In practical terms, The CEE Integrated Home is a framework that leverages the CEE Initiatives to deliver greater utility system, and customer nonenergy benefits beyond those that can be achieved individually. The suite of product specifications with connected criteria are being developed to deliver a new energy value. The integrated home relies on interoperability, and aggregation of demand response and super efficient performance of the highest priority products and systems identified by CEE members. It seeks to leverage interactions with occupants, through selection of “set it and forget it” preferences and settings, learning algorithms, and prompts to alter beneficial customer behavior aligned with customer values.
CEE in 2018
2017 Audited Financials
To support this stated vision, CEE has maintained efforts towards developing consensus definitions of performance and connectivity attributes valued by a majority of members. CEE has also continued to support member efforts to save energy and manage load in the largest remaining opportunities in the residential sector, as highlighted below.