Innovative product solutions from the New American Home 2020, from kitchen cabinets to light fixtures to insulation and HVAC

The New American Home program relies on innovative products that enhance the exterior and interior of the house and contribute to the home’s energy and comfort performance. TNAH 2020 features several product solutions from members of NAHB’s Leading Suppliers Council(*), as well as other sponsoring companies and those that contributed, donated, or discounted products and services to support the project.

The Viatera series of quartz surfacing material from LG Hausys* is 93% quartzite, one of the hardest minerals on earth. The non-porous, seamless countertops are naturally hygienic and resistant to chemicals, stains, and heat. The Symphony collection (shown) combines eggshell and beige with veins of brown to create intricacy and depth. Platinum sponsor  KBIS #C7708

The 48-inch Dual Fuel Pro Range, part of the Signature Kitchen Suite*, leaves cooks with no excuses for an imperfectly cooked meal. The gas range is the first to provide a sous vide option for precision cooking among four burners and two induction zones. The two convection-steam ovens provide fast cooking that also preserves texture and taste. Platinum sponsor  KBIS #C8101



LG Appliances* offers premium-quality laundry equipment, including the LG Styler, a personal steam clothes refresher. The company’s washers and dryers combine mega capacity with LG SmartThinQ technology. Platinum sponsor  KBIS #C8101

Highly durable LG Solar/NeON solar panels provided by LG Electronics USA* include a 25-year enhanced performance warranty that guarantees at least 88.4% of the initial power output within that time frame. Placing all of its electrodes on the rear side of the panel increases power and sun absorption to convert up t0 25% into electricity. Platinum sponsor

Series 7600 and Series 600 multi-slide window walls from Western Window Systems provide wide-open connections between TNAH’s living room, master bedroom, and breakfast nook to the rear terrace and pool. The systems are customized to suit the local climate and can pocket into the walls for unobstructed views and gateways. Motorized units in the master bedroom and nook provide added convenience. Gold sponsor  IBS #P3

The Numi toilet is among several plumbing fixtures, faucets, and bath accessories at TNAH from Kohler*. Set preferences for the smart toilet’s heated seat, foot warmer, ambient colored light scheme, and wireless Bluetooth music syncing. The elongated, comfort-height toilet also offers hands-free opening and closing, an integrated cleaning system, and a high level of water efficiency. Gold sponsor  IBS #N2205

The Zoned Comfort Solutions system from Mitsubishi Electric* can be controlled by the home automation system to heat and cool TNAH’s 10 zones, each with an individual indoor unit, which deliver more accurate humidity and temperature control for better energy efficiency. Gold sponsor  IBS #N255

Eaton’s* array of electrical system components work together for enhanced safety and performance. The BR-style 1-inch load center (below) is rated for 200 amps, accommodates 120- or 240-volt setups, and has factory-installed surge protection. Elsewhere in TNAH, tamper-resistant duplex, GFCI, and USB-equipped receptacles with tough but fashionable wall plates serve myriad electrical needs. Silver sponsor  IBS #SU2031

TNAH is sleek and modern, and it has an equally sleek command-and-control center, the C4-Wall-10 touch screen from Control 4*. This low-profile, 10-inch screen features edge-to-edge glass and a crisp high-resolution display. High-quality audio and video capabilities make it easy to personalize the lighting system, scroll playlists, and check on the swimming pool or front door. Silver sponsor  IBS #SU443

Electrical storms are a hazard in the Las Vegas desert climate. Innovative TracPipe CounterStrike CSST gas piping from Omega Flex* is designed to protect the home’s gas-using products. The proprietary “black jacket” piping has been tested and shown to be 400 times more resistant to lightning-induced damage. Silver sponsor

Sherwin-Williams’* wide array of innovative interior and exterior coatings meet the highest standards for durability, dependability, and aesthetics. Its Emerald Paint and Primer in One features advanced stain-blocking technology, exceptional coverage, and washability for interior applications. Silver sponsor IBS #C6337

Residential smoke alarms with TruSense Technology from Kidde meet the latest industry standards with a multi-criteria optical sensor to detect more types of fires and reduce nuisance alarms, resulting in fewer service callbacks and a better homeowner experience. Bronze sponsor  IBS #C1813

The Ripiano line of manufactured stone veneer from Environmental StoneWorks* offers a narrow profile of stacked stone that adds texture and interest to the walls of TNAH’s game room. Each stone measures 4.5 inches high by 27 inches long, with a depth of 1.5 inches. The Ripiano series offers six color options, including the creamy Lyra (shown). Bronze sponsor

The HY-Fi Hybrid Reflective Insulation System from Fi-Foil* adds up to R-7.1 to insulated walls and ceilings to maximize the home’s energy efficiency and comfort. The lightweight product can be used in combination with traditional insulation for super-insulation and is designed to reduce on-site and landfill waste. Bronze sponsor  IBS #C9544

TNAH’s outdoor kitchen reaches a new level of sophistication with Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ TECNO cabinetry, a parallel brand with project partner Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens*. The European-inspired stainless-steel cabinets have a frameless design and an ultra-durable weather-resistant powder coat in Burlwood finish. Bronze sponsor  IBS #N1477

This smarter, quieter garage door opener—noise-reduction is an essential feature of TNAH—has a few additional “wow” factors of its own. LiftMaster’s* DC battery backup wall-mount Wi-Fi garage door opener frees up space on the garage ceiling while reducing noise and vibration. The battery kicks in during power outages and the system automatically deadbolts the door after it closes. Bronze sponsor  IBS #C7937

Panasonic Life Solutions Co. of America* provided a whole-house indoor air-quality solution for TNAH that includes its WhisperGreen Select fan (shown), an extremely quiet and energy-efficient local exhaust fan. Proprietary Pick-a-Flow provides the option of choosing an optimal fan speed, and the unit automatically increases speed when the fan senses static pressure. Bronze sponsor  IBS #C2649

Perfect for covered outdoor spaces, motorized and custom-made retractable screens from Phantom Screens* provide protection against the sun and wind for the home’s lofty location, enabling all-day and year-round enjoyment of the extensive outdoor living area—all at the touch of a button. Bronze sponsor  IBS #C2461

Progress Lighting* provided 98 distinctive decorative fixtures for TNAH, including its Cirro series pendant (shown) above the dining table, in which nine bulbs hang from a single brushed-nickel head. Bronze sponsor  IBS #C7537

SteelCrest Pro-Linear Series vent registers are both stylish and durable. The 1/8-inch-thick steel registers can also be used on floors in some locations. Covers come in horizontal or vertical patterns and are available in white, black, silver, brown (shown), and stainless steel. Bronze sponsor   IBS #SU4007

The EvoPEX plumbing system from SharkBite Plumbing Solutions* includes water-heater accessories that make installation easier and provide superior performance. EvoPEX’s valves protect the water heater system and provide easy shut-off for service and repairs. In addition, the valves can be used to boost hot water and to control water temperature to prevent scalding. Bronze sponsor  IBS #N1462

Anti Slip Needle Punched Nonwoven Fabric

Used as a complementary exterior cladding, heat-treated lumber from Thermory USA is engineered to withstand the elements naturally. The treatment process uses only heat and steam (no chemicals) to reduce moisture-related movement and increase rot resistance. The color eventually changes from an exotic brown to a consistent silvery gray. Bronze sponsor  IBS #C8145

Enhancing the modern aesthetic of TNAH are a variety of interior doors provided by TruStile Doors*. The Modern series offers sleek, streamlined door styles with horizontal lines and crisp, stacked rails—a minimalist design that delivers maximum impact. Bronze sponsor   IBS #C3819

TNAH’s elegant wine room is both practical and aesthetically pleasing thanks to VintageView Wine Storage Systems’ Vino Series racking and storage solution. The contemporary-style system lets homeowners customize their wine collections and create artistic displays, from one bottle to thousands. Bronze sponsor   IBS #N1673    

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