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A Demonstration Home Like No Other Takes Shape in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS – OCTOBER 21, 2008 --- Since 2003, hundreds of thousands of industry professionals and consumers throughout the country have turned to NextGen Home Experience® demonstration homes (www.nextgenhome.com) to see, touch and experience for themselves the latest innovations for the American home. Usually constructed in only a matter of weeks on-site at industry conventions, the demonstration homes have been inherently limited in both time and space as to how much they could show.
Now, for the first time, a NextGen Demonstration Home will be built without limits.
Currently under construction just 6 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center, the “First to the Future” National Demonstration Home, will be bigger, greener, stronger and smarter than any of its innovative predecessors. When completed in early December, the 5,200 square-foot home will span five bedrooms (including a master suite that features its own morning kitchen), six bathrooms, a powder room, and a three-car garage. The architect for the NextGen "First to the Future Home" was Aronson & Associates based in Hollywood Florida www.aarchitect.com
"We have a great team coming together on the NextGen project that will truly showcase a green and sustainable home - powered by a renewable energy resource and all wrapped in a very elegant design" says Paul Barnett, President of iShow, producers of all the NextGen demonstration homes. "It's truly a unique next generation home".
The NextGen National Demonstration Home will be open to attendees of the largest home industry tradeshows in the world, including the International Builders' Show, the Consumer Electronics Show, the World of Concrete and the International Roofing Expo. Inside, visitors will witness the latest home building materials, such as NUDURA®s Insulated Concrete Forms -- assembled with a patented locking mechanism to speed up construction time -- alongside many of KOHLER's latest offerings, such as the Karbon Kitchen Faucet, whose eye-popping, futuristic articulating joints allow a user to arrange the faucet to spray in any exact position, inside or outside the sink.
"Kohler actively promotes water conservation and understands the desire consumers have for innovative technology,” says Shane Judd, Senior Product Manager of Water Conservation for Kohler Co. “The ‘First to the Future’ Demonstration Home gives us the opportunity to help consumers understand how the two are related and can easily be incorporated into the home."
Technologically groundbreaking at every turn, the home will also showcase the latest home automation advances from industry leader Crestron Electronics, such as their award-winning Total Home Technology Solution, which integrates everything in the home – from draperies, to lighting, to what’s playing on SEURA’s custom vanishing LCD television mirrors.
Not as tangible, but definitely worthy of “wow” factor status is the home’s incredible strength and unprecedented efficiency. The U.S. Department of Energy’s current Builders Challenge program calls for 220,000 homes to be built by 2012 that are 30 percent more efficient than today’s homes. Working in partnership with the DOE, the NextGen National Demonstration Home is anticipated to be 65 percent more efficient than even these high performance homes, or 95 percent more efficient than today’s standard home.
Efficient, green and digitally connected, the NextGen Home Experience National Demonstration Home will also be built to withstand the worst that nature can bring, which in Las Vegas, as with many areas throughout the country, includes earthquakes. Continuing a longstanding partnership with the Institute for Business & Home Safety, the home will be built to meet the stringent IBHS Fortified…for safer living® standard. “We are able to showcase for the first time the construction techniques that strengthen homes against earthquake activity,” says Remington Brown, Fortified Program Manager, Institute for Business & Home Safety. “With more quakes and aftershocks rumbling in more areas of the country, it’s an important time to show builders how to minimize earthquake risk.”
"Anyone interested in the future of the American home is invited to visit www.nextgenhome.com to follow the construction process and learn more"
About the NextGen Home Experience: The NextGen Home Experience www.nextgenhome.com produced by Bellevue WA based iShow.com, Inc. showcases the evolution of the American home in national demonstration homes, at major trade shows, on national television, online and in print media.