The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is now accepting entries for its 2020 Global Innovation Awards (GIA) through Oct. 29, 2020. The GIA program annually recognizes the most cutting-edge, advanced and original products, services and homes from around the world.
Participants can submit applications for each eligible project, product and/or service that falls under one of the following three categories:
"This year we are excited to announce that we have added a new category, International Home of the Year," said Jillian Pritchard Cooke of Wellness Within Your Walls and 2020 Global Innovation Awards Chair. "We look forward to honoring the global building industry leaders as part of the 2021 NAHB International Builders' Show in February."
Past GIA winners and finalists have stated the benefits of participating in the awards competition:
"Winning this award has added more credibility to our company, more than any marketing campaign in our 25-year history," said Ken Calligar, CEO of RSG3D Mexicali, Mexico. "In a world needing resilience and energy efficiency, RSG3D was recognized as a leader in exterior and interior wall, ceiling, floor, and roof panel technology."
Mick Fabar, president of Green Home Builders Australia, an international building franchise company based in Sydney, is a GIA 2019 recipient. "We are so proud to have been recognized by NAHB for our educational and training program," said Fabar. "Our building science education incorporates innovative energy strategies, water conservation, preservation techniques and universal design."
Two-time GIA winner Alex Levy, President of Hillside Software London UK, Johannesburg, South Africa said that, "introducing new technology to the home building industry has always been a challenge. Our NAHB membership and the GIA program have been invaluable in helping us reach U.S. members."