Mobile marketing tags, an unobtrusive indoor cooling and heating system, and a 3-D large-scale structural panel building system were the winners of the 2019 Global Innovation Awards. Representatives for all three products were honored last month at the NAHB International Builders&rdsquo; Show® in Las Vegas.
Mobile Marketing Tags, created by Hillside Software of Englewood, Colo., and the United Kingdom, allow retailers and home builders to interact with potential home buyers in an innovative way. Products in a model home or showroom are embedded with the tags to provide online content with the tap of a phone.
The SLZ-KF Four-Way Ceiling Cassette, made by Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC U.S of Suwanee, Ga., allows for comfortable and highly-efficient indoor cooling and heating, giving home owners a variety of airflow choices in a slim, unobtrusive package. The optional 3D i-see Sensor, which calculates the room occupancy rate, adjusts conditioning accordingly with direct or indirect airflow settings and dozens of different combinations for comfort, resulting in improved energy savings with a SEER rating over 19.8 and even temperature distribution.
RESILIENCE ADU, created by RSG 3-D of Old Westbury, N.Y., British Columbia and Mexico, takes the proven RSG 3-D Structural Panel Building System, chosen by luxury builders, resorts, universities and government buildings, and delivers it to large-scale affordable and disaster-resilient housing. The globally available system creates non-combustible, hurricane-resilient and earthquake-resilient buildings.
This year’s other Global Innovation Awards finalists included Green Builder Training from Green Homes Australia; COSMOS™ from Panasonic in Boston, Mass.’ and Fast-Tube™ Utility Column Form from Fab-Form Sustainable Foundations in Delta, British Columbia, Canada.
The 2019 awards were sponsored by 84 Lumber, Especificar and Renovation Contractor. NAHB Global Membership connects each participant to thousands of the world’s top builders, manufacturers and suppliers. Members enjoy exclusive access to a wide range of opportunities and home building industry resources, including programs such as the Global Innovation Awards.
For more information about the Global Innovation Awards program, contact Giuliana Nava-Cord.