Home products honored for innovations in high performance building

Home products honored for innovations in high performance building

ACT, Inc.: D'MAND Kontrols®

At the 2015 PCBC, the largest homebuilding trade show representing the west coast region 18 products were named to the Parade of Products Awards.

The POP @ PCBC Awards are designed to honor outstanding achievements in new product development.

The entries for this year’s POP @ PCBC Awards consisted of creations boasting originality and ingenuity, with a celebration on the return to post-recession research and development within the industry.

"The last three years prove that manufacturers have shaken off the post-recession doldrums,” said Nigel F. Maynard, Product Guru, writer and one of the judges for this year’s POP @ PCBC Awards. “From around 2008 until about 2012, building product companies pulled back on research and development spending, and the results showed. New products with innovative features were scarce. But the economy turned a corner, and advances have been flying fast and furious. Home buyers are the clear beneficiaries: they get new houses, and cutting-edge products that are durable, energy and water- efficient, and easy to use."

Decided by a five-person panel, winners were selected based on innovation, practical application and how well each accomplishes the solution for which it was designed. The winners, listed alphabetically, are:







ACT, Inc.: D'MAND Kontrols®

AxisPointe: InSite Mobile

BASF: The HP+TM Wall System

Delta Products Corporation: SIG80MLED








General Electric Appliances: GeoSpring Pro Hybrid Electric Water Heater (80 Gallon)

Kwikset: Kevo Plus









Marvin Windows and Doors: Ultimate Multi-Slide Door

Marwin Company: The Marwin One-Touch Electric Attic Stairway

Nexus: eWater NEXtreater

Parmir Water Systems: SSB-3195

Reliance Worldwide Corporation: SharkBite PVC Transition Fittings

Simpson Strong-Tie: Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-RodTM Systems

Stuc-O-Flex International, Inc.: WaterWay Rainscreen Mat

Tile Redi USA, LLC: Redi Trench® Center










TOTO USA: Ultramax II 1G Toilet

Uponor: ProPEX Lead-free Brass Ball Valves

Viking Range, LLC: Viking Professional TurboChef Oven
















Whirlpool Corporation: Whirlpool® HybridCare Heat Pump Dryer

PCBC is the largest homebuilding trade show in the Western United States and is dedicated to advancing the art, science and business of housing.

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Topics: Appliances, Bathroom, Building Green, Doors, Foundations, Going Green, Healthy Homes, Kitchen, Plumbing & Fixtures, Ranges, Water Heaters, Water Quality, Water Saving Devices, WaterSense

Companies: TOTO, Delta Products Corporation, BASF Corporation, Uponor, Whirlpool Corporation, Marvin Windows and Doors, General Electric, ACT D'MAND Systems

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