The New American Home, a project that is constructed annually in conjunction with the NAHB International Builders’ Show, was recently unveiled in Orlando, Fl., and some are calling it the “home of the future”.
Currently in its 28th year, The New American Home is designed each year to showcase innovative building technologies and the latest building products.
ForeverLawn was honored to be chosen as the landscaping product of choice for the project. The New American Home features DuPont™ ForeverLawn® Select Synthetic Grass in several areas throughout the grounds, including the backyard, around the pool, and in an areas called “the secret garden.” ForeverLawn was chosen for a number of reasons, including beauty, functionality, water efficiency, resistance to insects, and its recycled and renewable components.
In keeping with increasing demand for energy- and resource-efficiency, TNAH 2011 is being built to attain “Emerald” status of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS, ICC 700). The development of the standard was a collaborative effort of NAHB and the International Code Council (ICC). The NGBS is approved by ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, as an American National Standard. “Emerald” is the highest of the four levels of achievement in resource efficiency that the Standard recognizes. In addition to state-of-the-art green building technology, it features dynamic aesthetic design, including fountains, pools and solar elements.
- National Green Building Standard, Emerald
- Energy Star certification
- FGBC (Florida Green Building Coalition) Platinum certification
- Florida Yards and Neighborhoods designation
- Florida Water Star designation
- Progress Energy Home Advantage Program
TNAH 2011 also will showcase the latest breakthroughs in green building and construction technology and will utilize a state-of-the-art energy efficiency package.
The home is currently open for viewing to attendees of the 2011 International Builders’ Show through Saturday, January 17, 2011.