Innovation Gauntlet

The EQ Awards Take Place
November 30, 2021
1:00-3:30pm EST



The industry’s favourite pitch session for new products and services returns… with a twist!

Register (for free!) to attend the EQ Awards Gala plus gain access to the Innovation Gauntlet AND the Innovation Trade Show!

Advancements in the home building industry have accelerated and high-performance products are no longer “enough” to win the hearts and minds of customers. Homebuyers and municipalities are looking for smart, healthier, reliable, technologies to help meet increasingly tough expectations, reduced waste targets and net zero.

That’s why we redesigned our signature pitch event to take into account the rapid innovation which has occurred over the last five years.

Don’t miss this exciting Dragon’s Den style event where manufacturers present their new solutions to advance the high-performance new construction and renovation industry — and you get to vote on the most innovative new solution!

Learn something new, and listen closely as a panel of building experts ask the right questions to help you decide how to vote.

Log in early to the Housing Innovation Trade Show to check out all the products and services that were submitted. Come back to hear contenders for the Innovation Gauntlet Award present their products and services to a panel of experts, and cast your vote to determine our winner!



Presented by: AeroBarrier Canada

AeroBarrier, a proprietary and innovative envelope sealing technology is transforming the way residential, multi-family, and commercial buildings seal the building envelope. Through the use of pressure and an airborne sealant, Aerobarrier will seak out, find and seal unintentional air leaks in a building up to 5/8 of an inch.

MSZ-FS/MUZ-FS Air Source Heat Pump

Presented by: Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Cooling

Not all heat pumps are designed to operate in extreme temperatures and the heating capacity requires alternative heat sources when the temperature drops. This product heats at 100% capacity at -20C therefore allowing more opportunities to use as a sole heating source. As heat pumps become the norm, this advanced technology will be appreciated by the industry as builders try to incorporate this technology into their structures.

Panasonic and Swidget Smart Ventilation Solution

Presented by: Panasonic Canada Inc. and Swidget Corporation

Panasonic and Swidget have integrated their product offerings to create a fully automated indoor air quality solution. Swidget is the powerful technology that enables Panasonic’s set-it-and-forget-it ventilation ecosystem. Simply snap in your desired Insert into a Swidget Outlet or Switch and be confident that the air in your home or office is the healthiest it can be. This system includes Panasonic Ventilation products and Swidget smart controls.

Wiser Energy™ Home Energy Monitor

Presented by: Schneider Electric Canada

The Wiser Energy™ home energy monitor is an integrated system for homes that provides insights into activity and energy use on a mobile app by just monitoring the load centre mains. It helps occupants keep tabs on their home through notifications when devices are on or off and monitors energy usage in real time, for a safer and more efficient home.


Our Innovation Gauntlet and Trade Show Portal launches Monday, November 22, 2021. Attendees will be able to view the products listed above as well as our other Trade Show booths.

During the EQ Awards on November 30, from 1-2pm ET, attendees will get to see our Innovation Gauntlet programming and, be able to vote on who they think deserves to win. There is one vote per registration, so if you’d like to participate you must register! Voting closes at 3pm on the day of the awards, and the winner will be announced at the end of the show!

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