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Best of IBS Awards 2017

Congratulations to the finalists and winners of the 2017 Best of IBS Awards! The companies below vied for the title of the best of the best products, in their respective categories, at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show® in January. Below are our finalists and category winners, as well as our overall Best in Show winner, which was announced at the Best of IBS Awards event on Thursday, January 12. Check out the awesome products here and see what these sterling companies will bring you at the 2018 International Builders' Show, January 9-11, 2018 in Orlando.

Over 400 entries in nine categories were received in the 2017 Best of IBS Awards. Our 28 industry and media judges considered the following criteria in order to select our 2017 finalists:

Best in Show Winner

AquaBoy® Pro II by Aquarius Brands

AquaBoy

Judges' Comments:

  • Love the product updates made from first version.
  • Great example of a sustainable and semi-renewable product that addresses a real widespread need.
  • Clean drinking water being created/filtered from air is genius.

Best Bath Product

Marble Attache by Daltile - WINNER!
Glance by Glance Displays, Inc.
Peel and Heat Cutting Edge by Protecto Wrap Company
PC Fan with IAQ Sense by S&P USA Ventilation Systems, LLC
Encore Pattern - Sonata Blend by SOCI
Redi Trench Barrier Free Shower Pan by Tile Redi USA, LLC

Marble Attache by Daltile

Judges' Comments:

  • Great look - offers a polish on the floor without the price of marble.
  • Great look on the new "wood" products.
  • Stunning visuals with convenience of porcelain tile.

Best Energy Efficient Product

Trilogy 45 Q Mode (QE) by ClimateMaster Inc
Pro High-Flow Combo by Enviro Water Solutions LLC
Geo Dream Heating Film by Geo Dream Heat Products Inc
ODL Tubular Skylight by ODL Tubular Skylight
Intelli-Balance 100 by Panasonic Eco Solutions North America - WINNER!
Rhino Headers by Rhino Steel Corporation
WaterWay Rainscreen & Ventilation Mats by Stuc-O-Flex Int'l Inc

Intelli-Balance 100 by Panasonic

Judges' Comments:

  • Balances positive and negative pressure.
  • Off set 20 GFMs for mean score of 18.
  • Industry game changer.

Best Green Building Product

Bissell Commercial Push Power Sweeper by Bissell Big Green Commercial
Centennial Wood Reclaimed Wood Planks by Centennial Woods
ChargePoint Home by ChargePoint
The Greyter HOME by Greyter Water Systems - WINNER!
Combination Boiler by Noritz America Corporation

The Greyter HOME by Greyter

Judges' Comments:

  • Excellent presentation/great product.
  • This product is impressive and innovative. It moves the needle towards conservation, which is becoming more and more urgent across the country.

Best Home Technology Product

AquaBoy® Pro II by Aquarius Brands
Biorev 360 by Biorev, LLC - WINNER!
Spiral Cellars by Genuwine Cellars Inc.
Glance by Glance Displays, Inc.
Brinks Home Security Array Deadbolt by Hampton Products International
Laundry Jet by Laundry Jet

Biorex 360 by Biorev

Judges' Comments:

  • The price point on this product is very attractive, as is the turn-around time for renderings.
  • The VR mobile app allows customization by the builder/customer.

Best Indoor Living Product

Scene-Setter Chandelier by BuildersLighting.com
Tension Cable Wine Racking - The Ring by Genuwine Cellars Inc.
Brinks Home Security Array Deadbolt by Hampton Products International - WINNER!
FusionFire by Modern Flames
Rustic Barnwood by Synergy Wood Products, Inc.

Brinks Home Security Array Deadbolt

Judges' Comments:

  • My top pick because it applies to a wide range of budgets and consumers from entry level to high end.
  • It is easy to install but has a large number of features, from geo-fencing to a solar battery.
  • The battery life and solar panel are impressive and fixes an issue (battery life) compared to other options.

Best Kitchen Product

AquaBoy® Pro II by Aquarius Brands - WINNER!
Alterna Engineered Stone by Armstrong Flooring, Inc.
Marble Attache by Daltile
CL241WBV Wine & Beverage Center by Summit Appliance div Felix Storch, Inc.
FFBF181ES Bottom Freezer Refrigerator by Summit Appliance div Felix Storch, Inc.

AquaBoy Pro II

Judges' Comments:

  • Truly innovative!
  • A truly unique product that could offer peace of mind to those concerned about the purity of their drinking water.
  • Impressed with multiple filtration points; meets the trends of water conservation technology in the kitchen.

Best Outdoor Living Product

Digitally Printed Aluminum Siding by DIZAL Inc.
OUTDECO Decorative Panels by Outdeco USA LLC - WINNER!
QuickStep Complete Outdoor Stair System by Regal Ideas Inc.
The Sundial Starlight Awning by Sundial Starlight Awnings
Viewrail Stainless Steel Cable Rail by Viewrail

OUTDECO Decorative Panels

Judges' Comments:

  • Very interesting product; makes for beautiful privacy.
  • Could be used in residential and commercial settings.
  • Will improve a consumer’s environment whether in home ownership or in rental housing.
  • Cost and installation is user-friendly for everyone.
  • Great alternative to traditional lattice! Very excited about their design options.

Best Window & Door Product

MultiGlide Door by Andersen Windows, Inc. - WINNER!
VeriLock Wireless Security Sensors by Andersen Windows, Inc.
Studio Collection doors by JELD-WEN
VistaLuxe® Collection Configuration by Kolbe Windows and Doors
PrivaSEE by Nana Wall Systems Inc.

MultiGlide Door

Judges' Comments:

  • Great advancement in larger door design will bring this style to larger market.
  • Great install detail.
  • Various price points reach more builder segments.
  • Power operating system is really well designed.
  • Multiple finish and wood options give a 'custom' appeal.
  • Love the motorization and interface.
  • Gorgeous doors; great size options.

Most Innovative Building Product

DuPont Tyvek Protec roofing underlayment by DuPont
Eemax AutoBooster by Eemax Inc.
FLIR MR160 by FLIR Systems, Inc.
Regal Aluminum Railing w/LED by Regal Ideas Inc. - WINNER!
Rheem Hybrid Electric Water Heater by Rheem Manufacturing

Regal Aluminum Railing

Judges' Comments:

  • The light defines the edges of the easy to install railing system like magic.
  • Adding LED ups the cool factor.

See who won in 2016!

2018 Best of IBS Info

IBS Exhibitors:  Look for entry information on the 2018 Best of IBS Awards program in your Exhibitor Toolkit, beginning August 1, 2017.  Entry deadline for the 2018 show is October 30. 

IBS Attendees:  Interested in judging the 2018 Best of IBS Awards? Send us your bio and we’ll add you to our potential list of judges!  Only 2018 IBS registrants will be considered.

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