See the Home Technology of the Future: The 2020 Global Innovation Award Finalists

Filed in Awards by on January 7, 2021 1 Comment

NAHB has announced the finalists for the 2020 Global Innovation Awards (GIA), which annually recognizes the most advanced, cutting-edge and original products, services and homes from the United States and around the world, and showcases the future of home technology.

“Each year, the home building industry is fascinated by the products and services highlighted by the Global Innovation Awards,” said Jillian Pritchard-Cooke, chair of the NAHB Global Innovation Awards Program. “This year, we added an exciting new category, International Home of the Year, to showcase the integration of global products and techniques.”

The International Home of the Year recognizes the outstanding achievements by land planners, architects, engineers, designers, builders and developers whose work addresses socioeconomic challenges, are rooted in sustainability and wellness, and will have positive implications for residential construction globally.

Because of ongoing concerns about the pandemic, and international restrictions on travel, the GIA winners will be honored in a virtual ceremony to be held in March.

Please take a minute to explore the products and companies comprising this year’s finalists. NAHB would also like to thank the GIA judges for their time in determining the finalists from a long list of entries. The panel of judges this year have vast global experience, working in housing markets all over the world.

2020 Global Innovation Award Finalists and Judges

Product of the Year Finalists

Product of the Year Judges

  • Michelle Foster, Vice President, Sustainability, Home Innovation Labs – Upper Marlboro, Maryland
  • Tom Halford, Retired Vice President, Premium & Builder Brands, Home IoT Solutions/Connected Living, Samsung Electronics America – Franklin, Tennessee
  • Marshall Leslie, Owner & Principal, M. Leslie, Inc. – Toronto, Canada
  • Nick Slevin, Publisher, Editor-In-Chief & Developer, Peninsula Publishing Inc./ ABC Green Home – Newport Beach, California

Technology/Education of the Year Finalists

Technology/Education of the Year Judges

  • Jason August, President, Gourmet Real Estate, Inc. and Vice President, North Star Synergies – Denver, Colorado
  • Mohamad Gozeh, CEO and Geotechnical/Civil Engineer of RMG for Engineering Services, LTD – Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Frank Wickstead, Adjunct Professor, Georgia Tech School of Building Construction College of Design – Atlanta

International Home of the Year Finalists

International Home of the Year Judges

  • David Campbell, Builder of Custom Homes & Custom Work Environments, David Campbell Building, Ltd. – Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
  • Art Danielian, Founder & Chairman, Danielian Associates – Irvine, California
  • Francisco Osores, Past President of the Peruvian Chamber of Construction; Builder & Developer, La Venturosa Inmobiliaria – Lima, Peru
  • Adriana Palmieri, CEO, Desarrollo Haciendas De Las Flores – Villa Nueva, Guatemala

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  1. Congratulations NAHB Global Opportunities Board Global Innovation Awards Chairwoman Jillian Pritchard-Cooke and committee members!

    Each year this awards program is filled with new and inspiring international products, technology, education, and now, housing! The results are fabulous!

    I am looking forward to researching and using the products and services introduced by all of the finalists for our builders, developers, and consumers!

    Thank you, Jillian and the NAHB Global Opportunities Board for your international awards program to further teach us about the best of the best products, technology, education, housing!

    ONwards and UPwards with NAHB global interaction!



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