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Congratulations to the finalists and winners of the 2018 Best of IBS Awards! The companies listed below vyed for the title of the best of the best, in their respective categories at the 2018 NAHB International Builders' Show®. Category winners and our Best in Show winner were announced at the Best of IBS Awards on January 11, 2018.
Over 300 entries in nine categories were received and our 27 industry and media judges considered the following criteria in order to select our 2018 finalists and winners:
- Innovative – The product is either new (this type of product has never been offered) or has been significantly changed and would be deemed a game-changer in its product class.
- Functionality – The product will be well-used by the builder in/for their business or the consumer in their daily lives.
- Good Design – The product will help the builder solve a specific issue, help them add to their bottom line and/or helps solve a specific problem for the consumer/will be a product that a consumer is excited about having in their home.
Best in Show Winner
AeroBarrier by Aeroseal LLC
What the judges said about AeroBarrier:
- After seeing this product in person, I was even more impressed than I was initially. It appears to be a very viable product for air sealing a home for those looking to create a tighter home than other possible methods.
- A true game changer, time-saving and solves a lot of potential issues for both single-family and multi-family builders.
- With minimal training, building company employees can use the product themselves.
- Building upon proven technology developed by the Dept. of Energy, this aerosol envelope sealing system simultaneously measures and seals building envelope air leaks. Pretty amazing!
Best Bath Product
Precision Frameworks Easy Frame® by Precision Frameworks - WINNER
Indeco LED Bath Fixture by Kichler Lighting
Panasonic WhisperValue DC™ by Panasonic Eco Solutions North America
Shower Bead by Trim-Tex Inc.
Best Energy Efficient Product
Best Green Building Product
DLS Series SL280NV Ultra-Low NOx Furnace by Lennox Industries - WINNER
DekTek Tile by DekTek Tile Inc.
ThermoDrain by Ecoinnovation Technologies
Electric Series by EcoSmart Inc.
EZ SIPS Do-It-Yourself Jobsite SIP Panel by EZ SIPS Jobsite-Framed Structural Insulated Panels
TERM Barriers by Polyguard Products
Best Home Technology Product
Best Indoor Living Product
Home Automation Hub by Eaton - WINNER
Uven-R Acoustic Panel by Corruven Inc.
Vintage Ranch by Eldorado Stone
Phoenix by Heat & Glo by Hearth & Home Technologies
Horizon LED Downlight by Kichler Lighting
Best Kitchen Product
Artis Wall™ by ARTISWALL - WINNER
LE600A by Air King
GE Profile Wall Oven with Assisted Cook by GE Appliances
Kitchen Transition by NanaWall Systems
Whirlpool Smart Front-Control Range by Whirlpool
Best Outdoor Living Product
Aero-Therm Innovative Coatings by Advance Coatings Group - WINNER (tie)
Aquor House Hydrant by Aquor Water Systems - WINNER (tie)
Advantage Deck Tiles by Advantage Trim and Lumber
dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo 7" Siding System by dasso Group
Knotwood Gate System by Knotwood
Phantom Motorized Wall Screen by Phantom Screens
MeshGuard by Screen Tight
Best Window & Door Product
VELUX Active by VELUX America Inc. - WINNER
Kwikset Kevo Convert Conversion Kit by Kwikset
MagLev Glide by MagLev Glide
ClimaCLEAR by NanaWall Systems
NanaWall Shades by NanaWall Systems
Printing Glass by Printing Enterprise Limited
Most Innovative Building Product
AeroBarrier by Aeroseal LLC - WINNER
Comfort Block by Comfort Block
Pmomi MCM Wall and Floor Cladding by Phomi USA
SharkBite EvoPEX Plumbing System by SharkBite Plumbing Solutions
Habito® by CertainTeed
Savaria Vuelift by Savaria Concord Lifts
ZipWall® Magnetic Dust Barrier Door Kit by ZipWall Dust Barrier System
See who won in 2017!