The Ecobee4 smart thermostat, Loxone smart home system and the QUADZilla door roller each received a 2017 NAHB Global Innovation Award and were honored at the NAHB International Builders Show in Orlando.
“These winners’ commitment to innovation really stood out,” said Roger Lyons, NAHB Global Opportunities Board chair. “It was a stiff competition, because all our entrants are pushing the home building industry forward in new and exciting ways. We are proud to provide this platform that recognizes their accomplishments.”
Anthony Innovations’ QUADzilla door rollers, made in Thomastown, Victoria, Australia, are designed around a standard rail profile that enables window and door fabricators to build larger sliding panels while delivering reduced rolling resistance and smoother and quieter operation, all within the same system extrusion.
The Ecobee4 smart thermostat, made by Ecobee of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, can be controlled through its touch screen, via a smart device or by voice — it’s the first thermostat with built-in Amazon Alexa voice service. It also delivers energy savings of up to 23% when home owners are away.
Loxone’s smart home system, made in Kollerschlag, Oberösterreich, Austria, connects the whole home: everything from the central mini-server to dimmers, multi-room audio, push buttons, video intercoms and sensors.
Global Award finalists included Hillside Software’s Digital Property Flyers, the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt and Wellness Within Your Walls’ healthy kitchen design.
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 Award.