The National American Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently unveiled the 2016 edition of The New American Home. This is the official show home of the International Builders Show (IBS). The home can be toured by IBS attendees Jan. 19-21, 2016.
Located in the foothills of Henderson, Nev., The New American Home (TNAH) 2016 boasts 5,200 square feet of contemporary, well-appointed entertaining and living space. The home was designed and built by Element Design Build of Las Vegas, with the help of an experienced team that included landscape architect Sage Design Studios Inc. of Las Vegas, housing technology by Home Innovation Research Labs of Upper Marlboro, Md., and green build consultant Two Trails Inc. of Sarasota, Fla.
“This is the 33rd New American Home that’s been built, and with each one, the quality, design and efficiency is even more impressive than the last,” said NAHB Chairman Tom Woods, a home builder from Blue Springs, Mo. “The New American Home isn’t simply an annual exhibit of new building products. It is built to inspire and encourage innovation throughout the building industry.”
Equally as significant as aesthetics is its performance. TNAH 2016 has achieved Emerald status, the highest of the four levels of green building achievement recognized by the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS). The home features solar panels, tankless water heaters, hydronic air handlers, intelligent fireplaces, sustainable building materials and a weather-sensitive irrigation system that automatically adjusts usage according to the immediate climate.
“Building a home of this scale, we’ve incorporated all of the latest in design trends and construction science technology,” said Josh Anderson, owner of Element Design Build. “There are a lot of exciting elements regarding the home’s efficiency that appeal to builders and buyers alike. Many of these performance products are universal and can be used in homes across the country, regardless of the type of home being built.”
The home was completed in just 10 months, less than half the time it typically requires for projects of similar size and complexity. The project benefited from having a dedicated task force and the support of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council, whose members provided the showcase products.
To learn more about THAH 2016, visit www.tnah.com.