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Now in its 28th year, The New American Home (TNAH) is constructed annually in conjunction with the NAHB International Builders’ Show to showcase innovative building technologies and the latest building products.
As NAHB’s official show home, it displays design trends, construction techniques, and materials that the building industry can use in any new or remodeled home. The showcase products in the home are provided by members of NCHI, the National Council of the Housing Industry, the leading manufacturers and suppliers for the construction industry.
Unlike most previous New American Homes, which were sold after the Builders’ Show, TNAH 2011 is a custom residence that is being constructed for specific buyers. It integrates state-of-the-art technology in an American Empire design with Greek Revival elements and combines an inviting layout with elegant style, eccentric interiors and easy classicism.
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 New American Home 2011 is constructed on an infill building site in an older neighbornood near downtown Orlando. Located on the South side of Lake Davis, the home has panoramic views of the Orlando sky line.
Get a sneak peek inside The New American Home and check out the furniture and interior design!
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