The New American Home® 2013, the official show home of the International Builders’ Show. The 6,712-square-foot desert-contemporary residence takes maximum advantage of Nevada’s year round climate with easy flow from indoor to outdoor spaces, even as it offers cutting-edge energy efficiency. This 30th edition of The New American Home, America’s premier show home and construction technology laboratory, offers real-world demonstrations of the latest concepts in architecture, construction methods, lifestyle trends and new products.
Blue Heron, builder of the highly acclaimed TNAH 2009, is one of Las Vegas’ most successful residential builders. The company is committed to home building that is environmentally sensitive and ecologically smart. That commitment affects many decisions, including site selection, passive solar design and building materials. Blue Heron led all phases of the project, including architecture, construction and interior design.
The home incorporates the latest green and sustainable building materials, products and construction methods in order to reduce its impact on the environment and provide the highest quality of life for the occupants. The latest green building products and methods are factored into every aspect of the home’s design. The home also enables the owner to use a smartphone to arm the security system, lower the shades, dim or turn off the lights and adjust the HVAC system.
The New American Home 2013 achieved Emerald status under the green building certification process administered by the NAHB Research Center and based on principles set forth in the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, the most stringent of the four levels of achievement a home can attain. In addition, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded its LEED-H Platinum certification to the home.