NAHB Announces IBS Awards Finalists

NAHB Announces IBS Awards Finalists

The National Association of Home Builders is gearing up for the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas (IBS) and has just announced finalists for its fourth annual Best of IBS Awards.

The finalists were chosen from over 300 entries in nine major categories by 27 industry and media representatives. These categories and their finalists will help builders pinpoint the best companies to assist them in successfully integrating technology in their residential projects.

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Best of IBS Categories Include:

  • Best Bath Product
  • Best Energy Efficient Product
  • Best Green Building Product
  • Best Home Technology Product
  • Best Indoor Living Product
  • Best Kitchen Product
  • Best Outdoor Living Product
  • Best Window & Door Product
  • Most Innovative Building Product

In order to finalize the entries in each respective category, voters looked for four major distinctions—Innovation, Functionality, Good Design and whether the product was Builder/Consumer Friendly.

These are all distinctions the TecHome builder should make in their projects as well.

Among the finalists are both well-known and new companies such as Bosch, Aquarius Brands, Big Ass Solutions, Juicebox Energy, Thermador, Panasonic and SnapPower. Perhaps the best aspect of these awards for builders is that every single company vying to be the best of the best will also be featured on the show floor. Every finalist has their accompanying IBS booth number next to their name, meaning builders can see firsthand what makes these companies award-worthy.

IBS kicks off in Las Vegas next week. Check out the full list of finalists below.

Best Bath Product

  • Armstrong Flooring (C6937)
  • Broan-NuTone (C4520)Broan Logos Stacked Rev
  • Kichler (C5837)
  • RCM Modular (C9234)
  • World BMC Co., Ltd (S1151)

Best Energy Efficient Product

  • Aquarius Brands (S3710)
  • Big Ass Solutions (C9310)
  • Eaton (C5016)
  • Huber Engineered Woods (C1808)
  • Rinnai Corporation (C1821)

Orange-County-Bosch-Appliance-RepairBest Green Building Product

  • Aquarius Brands (S3710)
  • JuiceBox Energy (S1134)
  • Oikos (S4110)
  • OutBack Power Technologies (S3400)
  • Panasonic Eco Solutions (C2131)
  • Rainwater Management Solutions (C6849)

Best Home Technology Product

  • Big Ass Solutions (C9310) – finalist for two products
  • FreshBrix (S2205)
  • HOVER (S1634)
  • Sengled (S3102)
  • Yale Locks & Hardware (S3817)

Best Indoor Living Product

  • Bosch Home Appliances (C3837)
  • Dimplex North America (C9322)
  • Halo Smart Labs (S3810)
  • Pioneer Millworks (S1667)
    Plus Closets (S3512)
  • SnapPower (S2065)

Best Kitchen Product

  • Aquarius Brands (S3710)
  • Broan-NuTone (BEST Booth, N1419)
  • Marxent (S1259)
  • Thermador (C3837) – finalist for two products

Large_grey_and_green_logoBest Outdoor Living Product

  • Coronado Stone Products (C5416)
  • Knotwood (S2319)
  • Mbrico Tile Decks (C1762)
  • NanaWall Systems (C3843)
  • Westech Building Products (C7937)

Best Window & Door Product

  • Cavity Sliders USA Inc. (S2265)
  • Endura Products (C5437)
  • LiftMaster (C6743)
  • ThermadorLogo1Marvin Windows and Doors (C3820)
  • NanaWall Systems (C3843)
  • The Secure It T Door Co. (S2628)

Most Innovative Building Product

  • Aquarius Brands (S3710)
  • Computer Presentation Systems, Inc. (C2856)
  • Huber Engineered Woods (C1808)
  • Red Horse USA, Inc. (S2074)
  • Valspar (Outdoor Exhibits P7)

About The Author

Greg Vellante is a staff writer and multimedia specialist at TecHome Builder, as well as a content coordinator for AE Ventures events. He has over a decade of experience writing for various publications on topics that range from cinema to editorials to home technology. His favorite technologies fall into the A/V and home entertainment realm, and he’s keeping a close eye on the rising trends in robotics and virtual/augmented reality. Greg resides in Boston, holds a degree in Media Studies from Emerson College and pursues screenwriting/filmmaking in his free time.

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