2017 Global Innovation Award Finalists Named

After careful deliberation, judges have selected the finalists for this year’s Global Innovation Awards.

“We were impressed with each of the finalists’ commitment to innovation,” said Roger Lyons, NAHB Global Opportunities Board chair. “All of our Global Innovation Award entrants are pushing the home building industry forward in new and exciting ways and we’re proud to provide this platform that recognizes their accomplishments.”

The finalists include:

  • Anthony Innovations QUADZilla Door Rollers — a roller designed around a standard rail profile that enables window and door fabricators to build larger sliding panels while delivering reduced rolling resistance, and smoother and quieter operation, all within the same system extrusion.
  • ecobee4 Smart Thermostat — ecobee4 can be controlled through its touch screen, via a smart device or by voice (it’s the first thermostat with built-in Alexa voice service). It also delivers energy savings of up to 23% when home owners are away.
  • Hillside Software Digital Property Brochures — combines iBeacon and Near Field Communication technology recently announced by Apple in iOS 11 to develop innovative digital advertising campaigns that create new business opportunities and build client relationships for life.
  • Loxone Group Smart Home — a smart-home system that covers the whole home: everything from the central miniserver to dimmers, multi-room audio, push buttons, video intercoms and sensors.
  • Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt — enter the home using a traditional key, an access code on a touchscreen or by smartphone. Its app can manage up to 30 codes at a time. Users can create and delete access codes, verify lock status, view activity, update settings and check battery life through the app.
  • Wellness Within Your Walls Kitchen — education that promotes healthy kitchen design including floor plan programming, selection of nontoxic materials, specification of healthy smart home technology and promotion of safe cleaning products that do not contaminate food.

NAHB will announce the winner(s) during the NAHB International Builders’ Show Global Industry Day on Wednesday, Jan. 10 in the International Central, located at the West Concourse, Level I, Hall A Lobby.

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  1. All the Best to all finalists. You all are amazing and inspiring.

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