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Nest Learning Thermostat Wins CES Best of Innovations Award in Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology Category

Palo Alto, California — November 8, 2011 — Nest Labs today announced that the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has recognized the Nest Learning Thermostat™ for excellence in technology and design with its prestigious Best of Innovations Award in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology category. The Nest Learning Thermostat learns about you and your home to automatically turn itself down when you’re away, guide you to energy-efficient temperatures when you’re home, and free you from programming hassles by creating a customized temperature schedule.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by the CEA, particularly in this category,” said Erik Charlton, vice president of sales and marketing at Nest Labs. “We at Nest have been very focused on leveraging modern design and technology, but our ultimate goal with the Nest Learning Thermostat has been to help people use energy more wisely.”

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the CEA, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges’ scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES.

Judges review and evaluate each Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology entry based on summaries of the following criteria:

  • Environmentally friendly engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used.
  • Environmentally friendly aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided. The product’s intended use/function and user value as it impacts the environment.
  • Why the product deserves the Innovations award, including specifics regarding its unique/novel features and features that consumers would find attractive.
  • How the design and innovation of the product directly compare to other products in the market place.

About Nest Labs

The creator of the world’s first learning thermostat, Nest Labs is focused on reducing home-energy consumption. The Nest Learning Thermostat learns about you and your home to automatically turn itself down when you’re away, guide you to energy-efficient temperatures when you’re home, and free you from programming hassles by creating a customized temperature schedule. Founded by former Apple SVP of the iPod division Tony Fadell and former iPod and iPhone lead engineer Matt Rogers, the Nest Labs team enjoys bringing new life to previously ignored home products by applying the best of today’s technology and design. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Nest Labs is privately funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, Generation Investment Management and Intertrust. For more information, visit nest.com.

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