2018 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote for this year's best products

Who will win gold in 2018? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for this year's 14th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes online at www.csemag.com/NP4E.

Amanda Pelliccione, Research Director

Voting for the 14th annual Product of the Year awards is now open! This year, companies submitted their new and improved products introduced to the North American market in 2017 to be judged for this distinguished honor. Here, we have listed the finalists in each of the 12 categories. It is now up to Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers to determine which products will stand out from the crowd and win gold, silver, and bronze.

Read full product descriptions using the links below and vote for the products you feel are the best in their categories by July 10, 2018. The product that receives the most votes within the program will be named the Most Valuable Product (MVP) of 2018. The results will appear in September 2018 in print and online.

Click here for voting instructions.

You can also vote for a product(s) by clicking the product links below. In order to vote for a product you must either log in or become a registered user. See instructions below on how to become a registered user within the New Products for Engineers Database. 

BAS, Controls, Energy Management

Drives, Pumps, Motors


Emergency, On-Site, Standby Power

Fire, Life Safety, Mass Notification


HVAC: Air Movement, Compressors, Etc.

Lighting & Luminaires

Lighting Controls

Plumbing & Water Management

Software: Design, Modeling, Analysis

Test Instruments, Meters, Data Loggers

1. Sign in or register.

    Visit www.csemag.com/NP4E to cast your vote, and select "Sign In." You will then be prompted to sign into the New Products for Engineers Database, or register.
    If you are registering for an account please select the "Search Account" option.
    Fill out the fields for a user registration.

2. Vote.

    Once you have registered, select “Product Voting” and fill out the required information. Once the information is complete you can proceed to voting.
    On the "Product Voting Page" select "Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2018 Product of the Year" to cast your votes and view your submissions.
    After selecting "Cast Votes" you'll be taken to a page where you can view all the product categories, and the product finalists within those categories. If you would like to see more information about a product, select that product and you'll be taken to that products profile.
    Select the products you would like to vote for, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and select "Review Your Votes." After reviewing your submissions you can either edit or submit your votes.

3. Confirm your vote.

    Once you have submitted your votes you can review the selections you have made or vote for another award program by visiting the "Product Voting" page. You may also return to your search page to continue looking for products within the database.  
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