#BestofIBS | #IBS2022
Each year, the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) recognizes the outstanding building products and services from exhibiting companies in eight categories with the Best of IBS Awards.
With over 200 entries in eight categories, our 24 industry and media judges considered the products' innovation, functionality, design and builder/consumer friendliness to make this list.
Here's what the judges had to say about our 2022 Best in Show Winner-
“Given the shortage of skilled masons, and the demand for realistic stone for both interior and exterior use, manufacturers have been scrambling to develop an authentic looking, easy to install, jobsite friendly "stone" siding product. In this judge's opinion, Evolve Stone checks all the boxes. It looks and feels like real stone. It is easily installable with a nail gun and finish nails. It cuts like wood, and is impervious to moisture. A beautiful product that, provided the price is right and is readily available, will likely be a big hit. This is a true game-changing product."
"Evolve Stone is not only a unique and innovative product but solves a big issue of moisture intrusion and meets new code requirements with minimum labor. It is extremely user friendly for all skill types from DIY to professionals."
The SPAN Gen 2 Smart Panel is a smart electric panel that serves as an energy management system for the home. It replaces the standard electrical panel to become the control center for connected power, simplifying how homeowners can control home energy and streamline clean energy upgrades like solar and storage. SPAN serves as the "brain" of a home, giving homeowners the ability to track how much energy they are using and where, to optimize their energy use and control individual circuits (on/off), all from the SPAN Home App.
SPAN Gen 2 Smart Panel by SPAN is a home electric panel with smart technology so homeowners can meter, monitor and control devices. The panel serves as a home energy management system, replacing the standard electrical panel to become the control center for connected power. It simplifies how homeowners can control home energy and streamline clean energy upgrades like solar and storage. Homeowners with the Smart Panel installed can see how much longer they can run certain appliances and during a multi-day outage, this helps determine whether a solar powered battery can power their home until power is restored.
The Flush Mount Pantry Door by Murphy Door extends pantry and kitchen storage seamlessly into a doorway. The door front finish can be an etched glass look, mirror or chalkboard. The back of the door features adjustable spice rack shelves, an adjustable standard shelf and a fixed standard shelf, which adds 15 cubic feet of storage space to traditionally unused space.
Swidget 20/40/60 Control Switch is the only modular smart home device capable of automating a home ventilation system to ensure the air remains clean and fresh. Paired with Swidget’s Wi-Fi Motion, air quality or temperature/humidity inserts, the 20/40/60 Control Switch automatically turns on a bathroom fan or ERV based on occupancy, air quality or humidity and turns it off when conditions improve or are removed. Swidget’s innovative and patented design allows builders to stay up to date with rapidly changing technology and gives them a competitive edge by offering the most advanced solutions to homeowners.
Decorating your outdoor space while retaining privacy is about to get a whole lot better now with the Decorative Screen Panels by Barrette Outdoor Living. Barrette's Decorative Screen Panels offer a unique, attractive and affordable way to customize outdoor settings - allowing homeowners to be creative with privacy screening from modern to more nature inspired designs. Certain patterns can even feature a 3D etched effect. With a wide variety of designs and easy installation, these decorative screen panels are designed for a broad range of use including privacy walls, railing infills, roof top or side wall for Pergolas or under decks and can even be painted if a custom match is needed.
Multi-point locks for entry and patio doors give both increased performance and enhanced security to these door units, however utilization of multipoint locks has been limited, primarily due to high cost, difficulty of installation and operation, and limitations of the dedicated handset hardware required for each manufacturer’s lock offering. As a result, multi-point locks have failed to meet the needs of the marketplace until now. Endura Products has introduced PanoLock® – the first and only multi-point lock that works with off the shelf hardware, bringing security and performance to every entry and patio door at an affordable price. With simplified routing and installation, along with smart engineering features, PanoLock® is easy to install and easy to live with.
The next evolution in decorative stone is here. Using technology and innovation Evolve Stone delivers a high-performing, beautiful stone veneer that is simply installed with a finish nailer - surpassing the competition in value, ease, and design. Formulated from patented Evolve Material, it is the very first stone cladding that can be face nailed in the same fashion as traditional siding, uses all the cutting tools that are already in the siding/trim/deck installers bag, and reduces installation time and skilled labor needed dramatically. Like natural stone Evolve Stone's proprietary material holds its color throughout, is moisture impermeable, and is extremely durable – greatly reducing product breakage and waste.
GAF Energy’s Timberline Solar Roof system features the Energy Shingle (ES), the world’s first nailable solar energy shingle. The Timberline Solar ES installs as easily as a regular roofing shingle, marking breakthroughs in material science, solar tech, and manufacturing processes. Unlike traditional solar installations, the Timberline Solar ES can be installed with only a nail gun, resulting in the fastest residential rooftop solar install time of any other in-market option. Timberline Solar Energy Shingle ushers in a new era of residential solar, where homeowners can choose first and foremost a superior roofing product that also generates electricity for the home.