Awards

Resi and TWICE Name CEDIA Best of Show 2017

NewBay Media’s Residential Systems and TWICE have picked the CEDIA Best of Show winners for CEDIA 2017 in San Diego. These awards honor outstanding products exhibited at the show. ... Read more

Technology Integrator ECX!TE Awards 2017

Pakedge PDUs and Triad Designer Series Speakers were voted by the members of the Custom Integration community as innovative, high-performing and solutions-oriented products for the custom installation professional. ... Read more

CE Pro Names 2017 BEST Award Winners at CEDIA

"Recognizing the most noteworthy new products and technologies of 2017, CE Pro is pleased to announce the winners of this year's CE Pro BEST (Best Electronics Systems Technologies) Awards." ... Read more

2017 Brand Analysis: CE Pro 100 Integrators Name Top Brands in Audio, Video, Home Auto­mation, Networking, Security

Control4 has been named the top Whole-House Automation brand by the 2017 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis report, as well as a leader in five other categories. This is the third consecutive year Control4 has lead for whole-house automation, and the second consecutive year Pakedge had lead for Home Networking. ... Read more

Control4 is awarded the Essential Install Smart Building Award for Best Whole House Project

The awards cover the whole of the industry, awarding and recognising the efforts of manufacturers, distributors, service providers and installers. ... Read more

Installation announces ISE 2017 Best of Show Award winners

We are pleased to announce that Control4 Alexa Integration in the UK is an ISE 2017 Best of Show Award winner. ... Read more

Top New Technology (TNT) Award Winners Presented at ISE 2017

The second annual Top New Technology (TNT) Awards at ISE recognize new, outstanding products and services presented at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. Control4 Dual Load Wireless Lighting has won in the Control and Automation category. ... Read more

CTA Names 2017 Mark of Excellence Award Winners at CES

Control4 wins in two categories for the 2017 Mark of Excellence Awards. The EA-Series Entertainment and Automation controllers won Automation Device of the Year, and the Control4 Amazon Alexa Smart Skill wins Human Interface Product of the Year. ... Read more

Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Award: Control4 EA-5 Controller

The EA-5 sits atop Control4's newest line of system controllers, yet it still carries a very reasonable price tag of $2,000. It can serve as the brain of a very complex home automation system, and it also features a built-in music server with hi-res audio support and streaming options like Pandora, TIDAL, TuneIn, and more. Check out Ken's review to see how the EA-5 and other Control4 products transformed his new home. ... Read more

2016 Technology Integrator Impact! Award

Readers nominated and voted for some of the most innovative, high-performing and solutions-oriented products and services on the market. Readers voted in the fields of Audio, CI Equipment, Connected Home, Software and Video ... Read more

2016 BEST OF SHOW: Control4 Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill

These awards honor outstanding products exhibited at the show. Manufacturers submitted products for nomination prior to arriving in Dallas, then a panel of anonymous professional integrator and journalist judges evaluated the entries based on written submissions and visual inspections on CEDIA show floor. ... Read more

2016 Best of Show: NK-1 Wireless Controller + Bakpak

These awards honor outstanding products exhibited at the show. Manufacturers submitted products for nomination prior to arriving in Dallas, then a panel of anonymous professional integrator and journalist judges evaluated the entries based on written submissions and visual inspections on CEDIA show floor. ... Read more

2016 Custom Integration Vendor of the Year

The award is given by vote of the 500 dealers that comprise the ProSource buying group, which each have one vote. Control4 won the award against other leading home automation and control lines, with less than half the potential votes currently in its group. ... Read more

2016 CEPRO QUEST FOR QUALITY: LEAD GENERATION (PLATINUM)

“We are thrilled to learn that our dealers value the efforts we put into generating qualified leads for them. This year we have added a team to help better qualify and prepare leads before we match them up with the right dealer and we’ve seen the positive impact that group has been having. As consumer interest in smart home technology grows, we look forward to generating and providing more qualified leads to our valued dealers.” —Tyler Reed, Director, Direct Marketing ... Read more

2016 CEPRO QUEST FOR QUALITY: SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE (GOLD)

“We are honored to have been selected as a Q4Q winner in the Social Media Presence category for the third year in a row. To us, it’s a testament of brand loyalty from our dealers and customers, and the positive online relationship that we share with them. We’ve been able to establish a great social community by sharing homeowners’ stories, listening to and addressing concerns, hosting online product announcements and events, creating engaging content, and educating new fans and followers about the true benefits of smart home technology. We thank our dealers for their support that has contributed to our social media success, year after year.” —Crystal Watts, Marketing Communications Manager ... Read more

2016 CEPRO QUEST FOR QUALITY: WARRANTY POLICIES (SILVER)

“We want to ensure that our dealers can feel confident in both the product and overall Control4 experience that they install in their customers’ home. With all of our products we offer a substantial two-year warranty period, and also provide advanced replacement where we replace any piece of equipment during that warranty period. We are also proud to offer an automated online RMA process for our Premier dealers that eliminates the need for a support call and saves time that they could be spending with a customer.” —Control4 ... Read more

2016 Best of ISE Award Winner: EA-1 Controller

"We literally send reporters to EVERY booth/stand at ISE 2016 and we select the TOP products in every possible product category for our 2016 Best of ISE Awards. No other publication, or entity for that matter, literally goes to very booth at the ISE show and sees every new product demo’d or launched at ISE in Amsterdam annually – so these are THE BEST of THE BEST...if you are a manufacturer who won an award, be proud as you were hand-selected after evaluating every new product shown at ISE in your product category. You truly are the BEST of ISE!" ... Read more

2016 ISE Best of Show Award Winner: EA Series Controllers

“In a field dominated by innovative solutions, these winning products mark the best of the best in the global pro-AV marketplace,” states Margot Douaihy, editorial director of AV Technology. “We asked our expert judges at ISE 2016 to evaluate each product based on the proposed value proposition/ROI, richness and relevance of the feature set, perceived ease of installation, ease of management, and user friendliness. Ultimately, what separated these products from other solid solutions is that they have a special appeal for AV technology managers and IT directors in increasingly converged AV/IT environments." ... Read more

2016 CES Innovation Awards Honoree: 4K UHD Video Distribution Switch

Control4 has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for its 10 source, 10 zone 4K UHD Video Distribution Switch featuring HDCP 2.2 compliance. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories. Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function, user value, and comparison to other products in the marketplace. ... Read more

2015 Electronic House Home of the Year Winner (7 Category Project Awards)

"In the 10th Annual Electronic House Home of the Year Awards, Control4 is pleased to be named the control platform for home automation in seven of the winning categories. Our incredible dealers have received these honors for completing the best-of-the-best automation installations and we are honored that they have chosen to use Control4 to enable these unique solutions for their homeowners. Here is a list of the winners and links to the project articles." ... Read more

2015 CEPro Brand Analysis: Top Brand in Whole-House Automation, Multi-Room Audio, HVAC/Energy/Smart Grid Management & Access Control

Control4 has been named as the top Whole-House Automation brand by the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis report. CE Pro magazine is a leading trade publication for professionals involved in the custom electronics business. The report released on CEPro.com includes a survey of the highest revenue-generating businesses in the custom installation industry which reveals that Control4 is viewed as a leading brand in seven unique categories ... Read more

2015 CEPro Quest for Quality: Lead Generation (Platinum)

“We are thrilled to win this award two years in a row, which shows that we are on the right track with our lead generation initiatives. Our goal has always been to provide our dealers with the most qualified leads of customers that have already initiated the buying process so the dealers can do what they do best — selling and installing top-notch home automation systems.” — Tyler Reed, Senior Manager - Direct Marketing ... Read more

2015 CEPro Quest for Quality: Social Media Presence (Silver)

“We embrace social media for its role in business and the ability it provides to generate increased traffic and leads, but to us, it’s even more so about building relationships. It is gratifying to be able to interact with individuals and families who have benefited from our products and share their stories, educate our customers and other followers who are interested in new age technology, and show the immense appreciation that we have for our dealer base.” — Crystal Watts, Social Media & Content Manager ... Read more

2015 CEPro Quest for Quality: Customer Facing Website (Silver)

“We want our website to be as insightfully simple as our products; similar to our products we never consider ourselves ‘done’ and are always looking for ways to improve. We create experiences that engage our customers by introducing elements that are tangible to everyday life. Using the latest technologies and design practices, we immerse customers into our story.” — Miguel Perez, Director of Product Management, Control4 ... Read more

2015 rAVe Best of ISE 2015 Award - T3 Series of Touch Screens

The rAVe team chooses the best-of-the-best at ISE from thousands of products and over 1,000 exhibitors on the show floor. ... Read more

2015 Residential Systems Stellar Service Award - Training Programs

Control4 is very honored to have been selected as a Stellar Service Award Winner (Platinum) by Residential Systems in the Training Programs category. The results are compiled from a reader poll and the awards honor manufacturers and distributors for their exceptional customer service and communication, sales and marketing support, training programs, warranty policies and website for the previous year. ... Read more

2015 Residential Systems Stellar Service Award - Dealer Programs/Internet Protection

Control4 is very honored to have been selected as a Stellar Service Award Winner (Platinum) by Residential Systems in the Dealer Programs/Internet Protection category. The results are compiled from a reader poll and the awards honor manufacturers and distributors for their exceptional customer service and communication, sales and marketing support, training programs, warranty policies and website for the previous year. ... Read more

2015 Residential Systems Stellar Service Award - Customer Service/General Communications

Control4 is very honored to have been selected as a Stellar Service Award Winner (Silver) by Residential Systems in the Customer Service/General Communications category. The results are compiled from a reader poll and the awards honor manufacturers and distributors for their exceptional customer service and communication, sales and marketing support, training programs, warranty policies and website for the previous year. ... Read more

2015 Residential Systems Stellar Service Award - Website/Online Ordering

Control4 is very honored to have been selected as a Stellar Service Award Winner (Silver) by Residential Systems in the Website/Online Ordering category. The results are compiled from a reader poll and the awards honor manufacturers and distributors for their exceptional customer service and communication, sales and marketing support, training programs, warranty policies and website for the previous year. ... Read more

2015 CEA Mark of Excellence: Installation Product of the Year - Composer Express

The Mark of Excellence awards recognize the best in custom integration and installed technology based on new products and technologies for the custom installation channel. ... Read more

2014 CEDIA Best New Product Winner: Composer Express

CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles® Awards recognizes the top projects, products, and individuals in the residential electronic systems industry. The competition honors innovation, creativity, and technical skill, and helps illustrate the many ways technology enhances the home.

2014 Best of Show: Composer Express

The Best of Show Awards honor outstanding products displayed at the annual CEDIA Expo and are chosen by a panel of anonymous professional integrator judges after close evaluation. ... Read more

2014 CEPro Best Winner: Composer Express

The new Control4 Composer Express app for iOS and Android is a powerful, portable systems configuration tool for Control4 dealers, which will simplify and accelerate the setup process for home and business automation systems. After downloading the app, an authorized Control4 dealer will be able to quickly and easily identify Control4 hardware, register the Controller, update the system OS, create rooms, make control and AV connections, and test the system to ensure that everything is properly connected and configured, all from the palm of his or her hand... ... Read more

2014 EXC!TE Award Winner: Composer Express

Control4 Composer Express is an iOS and Android Application and companion tool for Composer Pro to simplify basic project set-up. Delivering a 66% time reduction, Composer Express streamlines the process by automating most initial tasks like customer account creation, controller registration, and software updates. With just a phone, installers can walk through the home adding devices- most devices can be added automatically through Control4 SDDP and new ZigBee auto identify feature, but driver lookup is also available for the rest. ... Read more

2014 Essential Install Trade Award: Manufacturer of the Year

Presented to the manufacturer who has provided the most support and innovation for the install sector over the course of the year. The winner must demonstrate a strong year round performance of new product introduction, innovation, installer support and planning for future development. ... Read more

2014 Essential Install Trade Award: Training Initiative of the Year

Awarded to the organization (manufacturer, distributor or industry body) which has provided the most accessible and successful training initiative. The winner will have convinced the judges that the course serves a genuine industry need, is accessible and fully equips attendees to carry out work in the field. ... Read more

2014 CEPro Quest for Quality: Lead Generation (Platinum)

“Control4 takes a holistic approach to our lead-generation efforts,” says Tyler Reed, manager, demand generation and customer marketing. “After initial collection of the leads, we use clues to identify where each prospect is at in the buying process and continue to nurture and educate them along the way, until they are ready to speak with a dealer.” Winners of the Quest for Quality awards were nominated by CE Pro readers in a series of open-ended questionnaires. These awards recognize services earned by internal staff…every tech support, sales support, website creator, customer service rep, warehouse worker, marketer, etc., earned the award. ... Read more

2014 CEPro Quest for Quality: Social Media (Gold)

One of Control4’s biggest social media initiatives was launching its consumer-facing “My Home, My World” campaign, which encourages fans and followers to submit their personal photos. According to Crystal Watts, social media manager, by tagging photos with #C4Anywhere, the company was able to collect and share photos of Control4 remote access being utilized across the globe.“ Winners of the Quest for Quality awards were nominated by CE Pro readers in a series of open-ended questionnaires. These awards recognize services earned by internal staff…every tech support, sales support, website creator, customer service rep, warehouse worker, marketer, etc., earned the award. ... Read more

2014 CEPro Quest for Quality: Consumer-Facing Website (Gold)

“Last summer, Control4 launched a complete overhaul of the consumer-facing website,” notes Lisa Harmer, senior marketing director. The biggest change is the new breakout of sections, which include the ‘Basics,’ ‘Solutions,’ and ‘Virtual Home Tour’ areas." Winners of the Quest for Quality awards were nominated by CE Pro readers in a series of open-ended questionnaires. These awards recognize services earned by internal staff…every tech support, sales support, website creator, customer service rep, warehouse worker, marketer, etc., earned the award. ... Read more

2014 CEPro Quest for Quality: Dealer Website (Silver)

Miguel Perez, senior product manager, says, "Aside from 24-hour access to the Control4 online ordering tool, dealers also gain access to the support knowledge base, training and marketing collateral, driver database, and software download." Winners of the Quest for Quality awards were nominated by CE Pro readers in a series of open-ended questionnaires. These awards recognize services earned by internal staff…every tech support, sales support, website creator, customer service rep, warehouse worker, marketer, etc., earned the award. ... Read more

2014 CEPro Quest for Quality: Training Programs (Silver)

Control4 dealers are required to receive certification through the Installer Certification Training Program, which is a four-day live class taught in six training centers around the world. Winners of the Quest for Quality awards were nominated by CE Pro readers in a series of open-ended questionnaires. These awards recognize services earned by internal staff…every tech support, sales support, website creator, customer service rep, warehouse worker, marketer, etc., earned the award. ... Read more

2014 Electronic House Product of the Year Award Winner: Wireless Lighting

Control4 Wireless Lighting meets the needs of most residential and commercial projects worldwide and addresses the evolutionary adoption of LED technologies. The sophisticated design appeals to home/business owners as well as architects, interior designers, and lighting designers. Offering unmatched configurability and personalization, Control4 Wireless Lighting delivers multi-color status LEDs and backlit engraved buttons capable of being set to any preferred color as well as changing instantly to indicate the status of the house/building. ... Read more

2013 CEPro Best Winner: Wireless Lighting

"The sophisticated design appeals to home/business owners as well as architects, interior designers, and lighting designers. Offering unmatched configurability and personalization, Control4 Wireless Lighting delivers multi-color status LEDs and backlit engraved buttons capable of being set to any preferred color as well as changing instantly to indicate the status of the house/building." ... Read more

2013 Best of SECRETS of Home Theater and High Fidelity: Best Home Automation

The SECRETS Editorial Team has announced their Best of 2013 Awards in the categories of Best Products and Best Media. Control4 has been chosen as a winner of Best Home Automation. "When tied together well, it works beautifully. You can throw a touchscreen up on the wall, and controls the lights, music, locks, and everything else in the house from any room you are in. Your doorbell can let you know someone is at the door, even if you're hidden away in your soundproof home theater." ... Read more

2013 CEDIA Best New Product Winner: Wireless Music Bridge

"CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles® Awards recognizes the top projects, products, and individuals in the residential electronic systems industry. The competition honors innovation, creativity, and technical skill, and helps illustrate the many ways technology enhances the home."

2013 Resi Award Winner: Control4 Wireless Lighting

Control4 has been selected as a winner of the 10th Annual Resi Awards in Residential Systems magazine, which honors the most innovative residential electronics product industrial designs.

2013 Technology Integrator EXC!TE Award Winner: Control4 Wireless Music Bridge

"The new Control4 Wireless Music Bridge enables homeowners, family members and their guests to wirelessly connect to a Control4 system to enjoy all the music stored on or accessed via personal smart phones, tablets and computers. The Wireless Music Bridge also provides a convenient path for Control4 customers to connect to streaming music services such as Pandora or Spotify on their personal smart devices from a Control4 system – all while preserving full phone and smart device browsing and application capability." ... Read more

2013 Technology Integrator EXC!TE Award Winner: Control4 Wireless Lighting

"...Control4 Wireless Lighting meets the needs of residential and commercial projects, addressing the evolutionary adoption of LED technologies. Through seamless integration with other home/building systems (security, A/V, climate, shading, etc.) as well as overall scalability, Control4 lighting works in retrofit and new construction projects, providing one of the most flexible, feature-packed solutions on the market." ... Read more

2013 Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards Finalist: Best New Products - Wireless Music Bridge & Wireless Lighting Control Family

"The products are judged on the basis of technological innovation and the benefits they offer to the electronic systems integrator and the end user, among other criteria." ... Read more

2013 CEPro Quest for Quality: Tech Support (Gold)

"Control4 provides a call-back service, fast response, in-depth product and integration knowledge, respect for the level of expertise of the dealer, and is a genuine, consistent solution provider. All of this combines to make a great supplier, especially when you are in the field trying to complete a project." ... Read more

2013 Electronic House Product of the Year Award for Whole House Control/Automation Systems: Control4 HC-800

"Criteria includes creativity, innovation, functionality, aesthetics, and lifestyle benefits to the customer. Consumers are looking for the best ways to watch their movies, listen to their music and simplify their daily tasks and our Products of the Year winners provide the most up-to-date and exciting technology allowing them to accomplish those goals." ... Read more

2013 Sound Vision Install Awards: Best Home Control System (Silver)

Each year Sound Vision Install (SVI) allows integrators, customers, business partners and more to show their support and recognition by voting for their favorite home electronics product or company. ... Read more

2012 CEPro BEST Award for Whole House Control: Control4 HC-800

"The winners of the CE Pro BEST Awards were chosen by a panel of credible industry leaders along with the editors of CE Pro, to join an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy for 2012. Criteria included innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer." ... Read more

2012 Resi Awards Best Integrated Product Systems: Control4 HC-250 Controller

"This awards program is unique in its focus on the creativity and artistry from manufacturers exhibiting on the show floor this week in Indianapolis," Glowacki says. “Our goal is honor those who focus not only on engineering, but also functionality and how a product more elegantly solves a problem." ... Read more

2012 EXC!TE Awards: HC-800 & Portable Touch Screen

"The flagship Control4 HC-800 controller is designed to maximize the power of Control4's award-winning operating system, while adding increased speed, performance and versatility for dedicated, dependable control; at an exceptional value for homeowners and businesses ... The Control4 7” Portable Touch Screen with Camera allows consumers to monitor, manage and control their homes or businesses from a convenient interface while benefitting from an exceptional audio and video intercom experience." ... Read more

2012 Sound + Vision Certified & Recommended: HC-250 Controller

"Where the HC-250 really distinguishes itself from other basic control solutions is that it can also serve as the backbone of a powerful home automation system. An HC-250 user can start small and then continue to grow the system as their wants and needs change. Now that is control." ... Read more

2012 CEPro Quest for Quality: Tech Support (Gold)

"Control4 provides a call-back service, fast response, in-depth product and integration knowledge, respect for the level of expertise of the dealer, and is a genuine, consistent solution provider. All of this combines to make a great supplier, especially when you are in the field trying to complete a project." ... Read more

2012 CEPro Quest for Quality: Training (Silver)

"Our training tour this last year visited 14 cities and had over 1,400 attendees. This year we have upped the ante and will be visiting over 60 cities worldwide to ensure that our valued dealers everywhere have chance to attend our live session trainings." ... Read more

2012 Connected Home Awards (UK): HC-800 Finalist for "Best Connected Home Product"

The Connected Home Awards seek to recognize innovation and global brands who strive to engage consumers in new and interesting ways, while also meeting tightly defined business objectives and aiding in the evolution of the intelligent, connected residential space. ... Read more

2011 CEPro Quest for Quality: Website (Gold)

CEPro’s first-ever Quest for Quality Awards recognize readers’ selections of manufacturers and distributors they say best deliver in categories covering general communication, tech support, website, training, marketing and more.

2011 CEPro Quest for Quality Sales/Marketing Assistance (Gold)

Having a comprehensive and easy-to-navigate website is essential to providing a superior customer experience; not to mention that it’s an integral tools used by Control4’s dealer community as well. We pride ourselves on doing everything we can to support the success of our dealers, starting with innovative products that will delight customers. Add to that a resourceful website, compelling sales and marketing programs, world-class training and support, and we've got a powerful recipe for, well … WINNING! Thanks to our dealers, we are truly better. Together.

2011 Electronic House Product of the Year: Control4 OS 2.0

Control4 OS 2.0 enables new whole home-control functionality, integration of third-party applications, and improved media management. Featuring an elegant new user interface, Control4 OS 2.0 is Control4’s most powerful automation solution to date. Control4 OS 2.0 brings enhanced capabilities, greater third-party expansion and increased ease-of-use. With an updated interface and intuitive navigation, OS 2.0 allows users to move effortlessly between control functions, simplifying their experience.

2011 Electronic House Product of the Year: Control4 7" In-wall Touch Screen

Control4® InfinityEdge™ In-Wall Touch Screens provide total home control with edge-to-edge capacitive glass. Affordable price, new optional intercom feature and a sleek design make this touch screen a breakthrough solution for the whole house.

2011 CES Innovations Awards: Control4 OS 2.0

Control4 OS 2.0 enables new whole home-control functionality, integration of third-party applications, and improved media management. Featuring an elegant new user interface, Control4 OS 2.0 is Control4's most powerful automation solution to date.

2011 CES Innovations Awards: Control4 7" In-Wall Touch Screen

Control4® InfinityEdge™ In-Wall Touch Screens provide total home control with edge-to-edge capacitive glass. Affordable price, new optional intercom feature and a sleek design make this touch screen a breakthrough solution for the whole house.

2011 Intelligent Home Energy Management (in Conjunction With Eragy)

 

2010 CEPro Best: Control & Automation Category for In-Wall Touch Screens

The winners of the BEST Awards were chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of CE Pro and Electronic House. Criteria included: creativity, innovation, incorporated equipment, obstacles overcome, aesthetics and lifestyle benefits.

2010 CEDIA Manufacturers' Excellence Awards Finalist: Best New Product Control4 MyHome for iPad

"Control4 My Home is one of the first applications available for home control for use specifically on the iPad. This new Control4 application for the iPad represents exciting growth for the home control market, giving both dealers and end users more options and extensibility when it comes to controlling and monitoring their homes. Homeowners will be able to use Control4 My Home in conjunction with a Control4® 4Sight remote monitoring subscription to turn lights on and off, lock or unlock doors, or access IP video cameras and security systems from the Internet, providing increased home security and peace of mind."

2010 Named Most InAVative Audio Product for Residential Use Winner, the Control4 4-Zone Amplifier

 

2010 TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards Finalist: Control System Product of the Year for Control4 HC-200

"The Control4 Home Controller HC-200 makes is easy for everyone to add intelligent control to the home at an affordable price. For approximately the same price as a universal remote, an HC-200 can replace all existing remote controls delivering easy navigation via an intuitive on-screen interface and streamlining home entertainment. The same HC-200 provides full home-automation capabilities for smaller homes by controlling lights, temperature, security and multi-room music, even Real Networks Rhapsody streaming music service."

2010 CNET Best of CES 2010 Finalist: Green for Control4 Energy Management System 100

Control4's home energy management system uses a home wireless network and tough-screen display to monitor electricity and let consumers participate in energy efficiency programs.