Arlington Heights, IL (August 19, 2015) — Designed and built by Element Design Build, and presented by the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Leading Suppliers Council, The New American Home (TNAH) 2016 is a 5,200-square-foot contemporary “Desert Elegance” showplace that will incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability, and offer stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip.
Throughout the TNAH build process, platinum-level sponsor Owens Corning is applying cutting-edge building science to help maximize the home’s energy efficiency and to deliver whole home comfort around the clock.
Using advanced predictive Hygrothermal modeling software, the Building Science Team of Owens Corning, led by Dr. Achilles Karagiozis, customized a climate-specific comfort strategy by normalizing variables, including climate, material properties, construction and boundary conditions. Owens Corning worked with the builder to evaluate risks and benefits associated with using different assemblies at the outset and to preempt problem areas that could impact long-term durability.
Several Owens Corning insulation products are specified in the home’s walls, roof and foundation to provide air sealing, moisture management, and acoustic solutions that improve the overall energy efficiency and comfort performance. For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com or contact DeAnna Starn at 419.248.5667.
TNAH is the “official” showcase house of the annual International Builder’s Show and is the only show home that will be served by shuttle buses during IBS. The complimentary shuttles will be provided for registered IBS/KBIS and International Window Coverings Expo attendees. Attendees can pick up tickets at TNAH’s booth, located on the Central Concourse of the Las Vegas Convention Center, on the morning of their chosen tour date.
SGC Horizon’s Professional Builder (www.ProBuilder.com) and Custom Builder (www.CustomBuilderOnline.com) magazines are the media partners for TNAH 2016-2018. For more information on TNAH 2016, visit www.newamericanhome2016.com or contact SGC Horizon Building Group Director-Principal Tony Mancini at [email protected]; 484.412.8686.