From its inception The New American Home build team set ambitious goals to use the latest sustainable building materials, products, energy efficiencies and construction methods to reduce its impact on the environment and help provide the highest quality of life for the occupants. Rather than spray polyurethane foam (SPF), several Owens Corning insulation products were specified in the walls, roof and foundation to help achieve the sustainable and performance goals for the home.While The New American Home is a show home, Owens Corning is partnering with builders throughout the country who are building in a wide variety of climates, regions and communities. Builders such as Shea Homes (Calif.), Ron Davis Custom Homes (Texas), Palo Duro Homes (New Mexico), Quail Homes (Portland, Ore.) and Thrive Home Builders, formerly New Town Builders, (Denver) have worked closely with Owens Corning to create high performing homes that translate into highly differentiated buyer benefits. In the Zone: Climate-Specific High Performance Building Located outside the main exhibit hall, adjacent to the main entrance, visitors to Owens Corning's expanded 3600 square foot booth space (P3) will have the opportunity to:
- speak one-on-one with Owens Corning's team of world-renowned building scientists to help achieve their goals,
- view testimonials from builders who are collaborating with Owens Corning to build better, and
- learn about Owens Corning's High Performance Building Systems in real-world applications across multiple climate zones.