The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – owner and producer of CES® – announced the winners of its second-annual CES Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators contest, recognizing emerging innovations that help improve the environment and the lives of consumers. CTA launched the contest at CES 2018 to highlight technology's ability to combat climate by cutting worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Tech innovation is a critical component in the global effort to combat climate change," said Walter Alcorn, vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability, CTA. "These innovators represent the tech industry's leadership on, and commitment to reducing our impact on the environment by lowering carbon emissions. Our industry is already making safer and more efficient products, and this year's honorees embody how the next generation of innovative tech – from cooking and gardening to heating and lighting – can deliver lasting benefits that protect our planet for future generations."
CES 2019 Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators •Blue Whale Company's Spy Can Compact is the first autonomous SMS driven smart valve that detects leaks and overconsumption in pipes and sends alerts in real time. Exhibiting at booth #50415 in Sands, Hall G. •Connected Garden's Archibald is a personal digital gardener with "Super Sensor" that selects plants for precise locations such as a garden, terrace or balcony and guides consumers via smart device app. Exhibiting at booth #50215 in Sands, Hall G. •GoSun's GoSun Fusion is a hybrid solar cooker that uses a highly efficient vacuum tube and PV system that allow people to cook day and night without any fuel other than the sun. Exhibiting at booth #52950 in Sands, Hall G. •Heatworks' MODEL 3 Water Heater is the first of its kind to use graphite electrodes and advanced electronic controls to heat up water, making it 99% more energy efficient. Exhibiting at booth #50322 in Sands, Hall G. •LUMI'IN's FLEX is the first solar and connected LED street light that's adaptable to any lamp post, providing a cleaner and cheaper-to-use alternative to classic on-grid lighting. Exhibiting at booth #50215 in Sands, Hall G. •NanoScent is a real-time detector that senses, monitors, alerts, and traces specific VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in the air. Exhibiting at booth #51701 in Sands, Hall G. •SmartEmbed's Eddo.drop is a technology dedicated to water and energy preservation in households through an IoT solution that controls shower duration. Exhibiting at booth #50215 in Sands, Hall G. The CES Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators awards program at CES spotlights exhibitors in Eureka Park who are placing bold bets on their technology's ability to cut greenhouse gas emissions, if widely implemented or adopted. A CTA-selected committee of experts from industry, the NGO community and academia selected the honorees based on the demonstrated and quantified potential of their technologies to reduce GHG emissions. More information can be found online at CES.tech.
Beyond its exhibitors, CES itself is becoming more sustainable. At CES 2018, over 1,500 tons of materials and more than 1.7 million square feet of carpet were recycled or reused after the show. CES 2018 exhibitors collectively donated more than 187,000 pounds of materials to Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Opportunity Village, Teachers Exchange and HELP of Southern Nevada. CES attendees conduct an average of 33 meetings onsite, avoiding roughly 3.4 billion miles of business travel. For more information on sustainability at CES, visit CES.Tech/Green.