NAHB Accepting Entries for 2021 Global Innovation Awards Through Oct. 18

Contacts: Stephanie Pagan
Director, Media Relations
(202) 266-8254

Elizabeth Thompson
AVP, Media Relations
(202) 266-8495

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is now accepting entries for its 2021 Global Innovation Awards (GIA) through Oct. 18, 2021. The NAHB GIA program annually recognizes the most cutting-edge products, homes and communities, and individuals who champion home building from around the world.

Applicants are invited to submit in the following five categories:

  • NAHB Global Innovation Home of the Year
  • NAHB Global Innovation Building Materials and Construction Components
  • NAHB Global Innovation Research and Exchange
  • NAHB Global Innovation Special Purpose Project
  • NAHB Global Land Planning

“The theme this year, Rise Up – Be Recognized – and Shine On 2021, was chosen to recognize individuals and entities that have exceeded expectations by reaching beyond themselves to connect with and improve the world,” said Jillian Pritchard Cooke, founder of Wellness Within Your Walls and co-chair of the 2021 NAHB Global Innovation Awards.

“The GIA program recognizes innovators who know we have a responsibility to one another and are acting upon that knowledge to advance the global community,” said Lita Dirks, CEO and principal of Lita Dirks & Co Interior Design and co-chair of the 2021 NAHB Global Innovation Awards.

Previous NAHB GIA winners and finalists have recognized the many benefits of participating in the awards competition:

“Being recognized for our Energy Center has helped to bring Schneider Electric’s global energy initiatives into the homes and hands of the North American residential market,” said Ansul Rajgharia, director of Connected Products and Surge, Home & Distribution Division at Schneider Electric. Schneider Electric’s Square D Energy Center was named the 2020 NAHB GIA recipient for Best Exterior/Interior Product of the Year.

Award winners will be recognized at The Nationals awards ceremony during the 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show® in Orlando, Fla.

The entry deadline is Oct. 18, 2021. For more information about award entries and sponsorships, please visit, or contact Giuliana Nava-Cord via email at or at 202.266.8182.