Virtual Tours Now Available for The New American Home 2015

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Home, kitchen and bath design ideas for every price point brought to you by Kohler Plumbing, Bosch Home Appliances, Sierra Pacific Windows as well as American Gas Association, DuPont Surfaces, JELD-WEN and Trane

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BUILDER magazine announced today the launch of the online virtual tour of The New American Home® 2015. Now in its 32nd year, The New American Home (TNAH) is the official show home of the International Builders’ Show. The photo-realistic virtual tour will be available through July 2015 at

The online virtual tour for TNAH 2015 demonstrates emerging trends in home design, building technology, products and materials to homeowners, builders, remodelers, interior designers, architects, Realtors and Pinterest enthusiasts.

Co-produced with The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Leading Suppliers Council, TNAH 2015 has a production floor plan that feels like a unique custom-built home. The four-bedroom, 5,891-square-foot desert contemporary home, built and designed by Las Vegas builder Blue Heron, presents a collection of takeaway ideas for every price point. TNAH 2015 looks like a custom home but can be rolled into mass production quickly and efficiently.

TNAH 2015 is designed and built to exceed Emerald status, the highest level of certification from the National Green Building Standard. Other anticipated certifications for TNAH include HERS -10, US DOE Energy Star Certified, US DOE Challenge Home, US EPA Indoor airPLUS, US DOE Build America Program, Southern Nevada Green Building Partnership, and the Water Smart Home Program.

Through the virtual tour, visitors can learn more about the home’s green building features including photovoltaic panels, open spray-foam insulation, a weather-sensitive irrigation system that automatically adjusts usage relative to the immediate climate, high-efficiency water heaters, hydronic air handlers, intelligent fireplaces, balanced daylighting and low-maintenance building materials.

TNAH 2015 is designed for a casual and modern lifestyle and includes a large, open kitchen that flows into the dining area, multiple seating and entertainment spaces, and a rooftop deck. Situated to capture views of the Las Vegas Strip and nearby mountains, the home features high ceilings and massive sliding pocket doors that open to outdoor courtyards, decks and balconies for indoor-outdoor living. The second floor includes a private casita, which can be used as a home office or as an in-law suite for a nanny or visiting guests.

Register at to take the tour, watch videos, meet the team, explore NAHB legacy homes and download fact sheets, photos, floor plans and more.

The Title Sponsor of the home is Kohler Plumbing. Founding Sponsors are Bosch Home Appliances and Sierra Pacific. Supporting Sponsors are American Gas Association, DuPont Surfaces, JELD-WEN and Trane. Alliance Sponsors are Baldwin, Bayer Materials Science, Behr, Broan-Nutone and Progress Lighting. Participating Sponsors include 84 Lumber, Bosch Thermotechnology, CertainTeed Gypsum, Clopay, Garaventa Lift, Gladiator Garage Works, Hart & Cooley, IAPMO, Lamps Plus, LiftMaster (Chamberlain) and Kingspan Insulation (Pactiv).

About NAHB
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct roughly 80 percent of the new housing units built this year.

Published by Hanley Wood, BUILDER is the leading brand in the residential construction industry and serves as the magazine of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). For more than three decades, BUILDER has provided essential news, information and resources about products, technologies, trends, regulatory requirements and best practices to help home building professionals innovate for success. With an integrated platform encompassing print, online and in-person, BUILDER is a trusted source for top builders, architects and other industry professionals across the country. For more information, visit

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