Cool Products Wow Builders in San Francisco
Members of the National Council of the Housing Industry (NCHI) — the Supplier 100 of NAHB were well represented among the winners of the Cool Products Contest conducted among exhibitors at the May 31-June 3 PCBC The Premier Building Show in San Francisco.
The 20 winners were selected from 125 entries by a panel of 5,000 randomly selected builders, architects, real estate professionals, marketing experts and building industry leaders who were signed up to attend the show.
Products were chosen for their “wow” factor and their success in helping to improve the home building process or make homes more inviting to prospective buyers.
This year’s cool products from NCHI members were:
- Rinnai Stainless Steel Digital Controller. The new controllers do much more than the control pads typically accompanying the company’s tankless water heaters that enable users to set the unit’s temperature limits to prevent burning or scalding. The seven-inch-wide screens on the new controllers look like stainless steel, flat-screen television monitors. They are completely waterproof and can be mounted on a wall, under a kitchen cabinet or in the shower. The screens allow users to watch TV or listen to FM radio, in addition to controlling their water heater. The units also allow users to pre-set the time they want to take a bath, the amount of water desired and the exact temperature of the water. The product will become available later this year.
- GE Energy Roof Integrated Solar Tile. State-of-the-art technology offers seamless integration into flat concrete tile roof. Home owners can install the tiles on the front of their homes without detracting from the home’s appearance.
- Broan-NuTone Recessed Fan Light. The fan light matches other recessed lighting fixtures and blends seamlessly with a series of recessed lights while inconspicuously featuring a powerful but quiet ventilating fan. The unit controls the humidity in the bathroom and keeps the air fresh and comfortable in the utility room, kitchen or high-traffic family room.
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