The NAHB Global Innovation Award annually recognizes the most cutting-edge, advanced, and original products, services, and homes from around the world. If you’re a company that offers products and services to the home building industry in the U.S.—and beyond—this is your opportunity to be recognized at the 2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS).
Participants can submit applications for each eligible project, product and/or service that falls under one of the following three (3) categories:
- Product of the Year
- Educational Service or Technology of the Year
- International Home of the Year
When submitting a GIA entry, you must first sign-in with your nahb.org password (or create one) to complete and submit your application through NAHB’s awards management platform. Using this platform will enable an applicant to submit information all at one time and/or in phases, in the case that the necessary information isn’t readily available to share when the application is initially being submitted.
The information submitted for each application will be used by the judges to select a winner and promote the GIA Program. Award recipients will be announced and recognized at the 2021 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando.
Applications will be accepted until Sept. 30, 2020.
2019 GIA Winners
Representatives for the three winning products were honored at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The winning products offer home builders new options for building more sustainable, efficient and comfortable homes, as well as unique ways to plan and sell them to buyers.
"Through our participation in the Global Innovation Award, NAHB Building Systems Councils and IBS 2019 and 2020, we have been globally "discovered." These are exhausting shows, but it is very exciting for our team of nationwide builders to see the 'Aha!' moment when another builder sees the future."
"Introducing new technology to the home building industry has always been a challenge. Our NAHB membership and the Global Innovation Award (GIA) Program have been invaluable to helping us reach U.S. members. NAHB programs like these are a huge benefit to us."