The Products that Make the Responsive Homes

Take a look at two dozen of the smart and stylish products that went into creating the 2016 Builder Responsive Homes.

Andersen 100 Series Windows

With their energy-efficiency construction and numerous Low-E glass options available, many Andersen 100 Series windows achieve Energy Star version 6.0 certified in all 50 states. The frames are made from Fibrex composite material, designed to be twice as strong and more rigid than vinyl; won't fade, chalk, or peel; and never needs painting. Available in six exterior colors to complement any architectural style, and white or sandstone interior finishes. Add style with grilles or patterned glass.

Broan SmartSense Ventilation System

As many as 10 vent fans can be installed on one Broan SmartSense Ventilation System to automatically operate mutiple fans as needed throughout the home. The SmartSense whole-house system helps homes meet ASHRAE 62.2 standards by exhausting stale air from various points throughout the home. Broan SmartSense fans can be wired the same way as standard vent fans. The system's LinkLogic control is programmed to match the home's size, and adjusts total run time based on the square footage and number of bedrooms. With only one fan running at a time, Broan SmartSense uses less than 40 watts during ventilation cycles.

Carrier Cor Thermostat

As part of a complete, communicating Infinity comfort system, the Infinity Touch control manages temperatures, humidity, ventilation, air flow, indoor air quality, and zoning for up to eight spaces. Homeowners will appreciate the user-friendly control with its intuitive full-color touchscreen, filter replacement reminders, energy-tracking features, and Touch-N-Go program adjustments. Other standard features include auto change-over between heating and cooling, ComfortFan technology with four levels of "constant on" fan speeds, and seven-day programming as well as vacation settings.

Daltile Forest Park Flooring Tile

Wood-look plank tiles are among the popular trends highlighted in the Responsive Homes. Designers chose Daltile's Forest Park collection to bring the warmth and style of hardwood to indoor spaces, and were able to extend the tile into outdoor spaces, thanks to the material's durability. Available in two plank sizes, Forest Park tiles are available in wood tones, grays, and whites, are all available to fit a range of design styles.

Danze Parma Kitchen Faucet

Industrial -styled faucets don't have to be intimidating. The Parma Single Handle Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet features  a 22-inch- spring arch and 10-inch spout length that makes the faucet a functional workhorse and funky focal point in modern kitchens. With the touch of a button, the spray head adjusts from a single, steady flow to a powerful spray for all-purpose filling, washing, and cleaning functionality.

Dupont Tyvek StuccoWrap

Multifunctional Tyvek StuccoWrap features a specially engineered surface texture designed for use with traditional and synthetic stucco. When used in a two-layer system with Tyvek HomeWrap, StuccoWrap offers benefits of water and moisture management, as well as air barrier functionality, and helps reduce cracking in the scratch coat. Used on its own as a drainage plane, StuccoWrap helps channel moisture out of the wall assembly.

Eldorado Cut Coarse Stone

Modular stone sizes and a clean, dry-stack installation give Cut Coarse Stone the look and feel of authentic Turkish limestone. The profile brings together a muted color palette and linear-style installation with a highly textural edge that brings movement and depth to the home. Suitable for both exterior and interior projects, Cut Coarse Stone pieces come in heights of 3, 6, and 9 inches, and various lengths from 12 to 24 inches.

The Wicker Park contemporary one-piece toilet offers a powerful and effective gravity flush thanks to the responsive Fluidmaster flush valve that evacuates the bowl quickly. The model also features the Fluidmaster 400a fill valve, which refills the tank quietly. For designers, the sleek lines lend a modern aesthetic to bathrooms and powder rooms.

James Hardie Board & Batten Siding

HardiePanel fiber cement vertical siding lets designers incorporate board-and-batten style into their exterior projects for added curb appeal. The product line's Select Cedarmill profile offers both warm wood grain texture and clean, straight lines, allowing the siding to work effortlessly in modern or traditional cottage-style aesthetics. Choose from 14 ColorPlus finishes that work in combination for perfectly coordinated exterior color palettes, or opt for primed boards ready for paint.

Jeld-Wen Aurora Custom Fiberglass Doors

Molds created from real wood doors are the foundation of Jeld-Wen's Aurora custom fiberglass exterior doors. Available in a variety of styles, panel and glass configurations, wood species, and finishes, the hefty doors create statement entries for homes of all design styles. The doors' authentic wood grain texture is protected by Jeld-Wen's Permalene pre-finishing process that includes application of layers of grain filler and IV protective stain by skilled artisans. The finish is design to be durable and resist fading, while the fiberglass itself won't warp or swell.

Kichler Cobson Pendants

Don't be afraid to mix metals in the kitchen. Light fixtures like Kichler's Cobson Collection one-light convertible pendant make tones like natural brass, olde bronze, and polished nickel - all with complimentary metallic accents - work effortlessly, even when stainless steel appliances abound. The Cobson pendant features a paddle switch that adds to its retro aesthetic. The fixutre also can be mounted semi-flush to the ceiling for a whole new look.

LiftMaster Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

The 8550W wi-fi garage door opener lets homeowners operate and monitor their garage door from their smartphone for ease of use and reassuring home access control. Equipped with Security 2.0, MyQ technology, battery back-up and a timer-to-close feature, the opener offers technology that integrates into everyday life and into some home automation platforms. Users can receive smartphone alerts when the garage door opens or closes, and can check and operate the door remotely.

Pavestone Panorama Combo Series Pavers

The Panorama Combo Series from Pavestone brings the look and texture of vintage slate to patios, driveways, pool decks, and elsewhere. Available in three Panorama DemiCombo size and three Panorama SupraCombo sizes, the pavers are made from a no-slump concrete mix. The material averages 8,000 psi compressive strength and only 5% absorption or less, to dramatically minimize the effects of freeze-thaw cycles. Choose from natural colorways to complement a variety of home and commercial exteriors.

Riannai Ultra Series

With an energy factor up to 0.96, Ultra Series tankless water heaters deliver the maker's most energy-efficient performance. The product line uses a condensing design with two heat exchangers to maximize heating value and enhance reliability and durability while reducing maintenance issues. An integrated recirculation pump and internal bypass line in the RUR models provide faster hot water with or without a dedicated return line. The Energy Star-qualified products are available in five sizes and allow for either concentric polypropylene or dual-pipe PVC/CPVC venting to give installers flexibility.

Savant Smart Host Solution

Savant's Smart Host solution is designed to bring home automation to a wider range of homeowners than other, more complex systems. The unit serves as a hub and controller in one, letting users control lighting, climate, entertainment, and security in up to 12 rooms. As an affordable entry point into whole-house Savant system, the Smart Host uses existing in-home wi-fi to make installation easily and features 40% faster load times. The hub also works with the Savant App, which allows homeowners to create their own room scenes and schedules.

Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt

Schlage has advanced its Touchscreen Deadbolt with Schlage Connect, combining keyless convenience with home automation. In addition to holding up to 30 individual access codes, the lock communicates via Z-Wave , making it possible to lock and unlock from anywhere. Built-in alarm technology also senses potential attacks on the door, such as kick-ins, as well as non-permitted door operation from inside the house. This subtle feature is ideal for universal design by helping homeowners stay assured that young children or wandering adults can't leave without being noticed. Available in a variety of finishes and in styles that complement any aesthetic.

Schneider Electric Square D HEPD80

From computers to appliances to home automation systems, electrical surges can be detrimental to the function of a modern home. Schneider Electric's Square D HEPD 80 Home Electronics Protective Device provides whole-house surge protection in a compact and affordable package. Designed for isntallation in a home's load center, the HEPD 80 protects devices that can't be plugged into surge protectors like large appliances and HVAC systems. It also provides a first line of defense for sensitive electronics that are plugged into surge protectors. The HEPD 80 has a five-year $75,000 Limited Liability Warranty covering major appliances and electronic devices.

Sherwin-Williams Emerald Interior and Exterior paints, and ColorCast Eco Toners are both zero-VOC, offering a more eco-friendly option for painting. Emerald is designed to prevent stains from penetrating, and offers more durability than other paints, providing easier clean-up of surfaces. The paint has also proved resistant to blistering, peeling, chalking, and fading. Earth-friendly ColorCast Eco Toners won't add to the VOC content of coatings or affect the paint's thickness or consistency. Choose from more than 1,500 colors or custom-color matches.

Solar City with Zep Hardware

Each Solar City system is custom designed to meet the home’s specific needs. Zep Solar hardware provides a low-profile installation that rests nearly flush with the roof. Solar City handles every step of the process from financing to installation, and even tracks solar energy production.

Timberlake New Haven Cabinetry

A fresh take on Mission style comes from Timberlake's New Haven Painted Stone cabinetry. A wide range of 15 color options brings out the sleek, simple lines for a bold statement that works with numerous décor styles. All New Haven doors are solid wood and full-overlay with a recessed-panel surrounded by 3-inch stiles and rails. Choose from cherry, maple, and painted finishes.

Western Window Systems Series 600 Multi-Slide Door

Indoor-outdoor living becomes seamless with the Western Window System Series 600 Multi-Slide Door. Stainless steel ball bearings allow the rolling panels to easily into pockets or be stacked for unobstructed views and access, while multi-point locking secures them in place when closed. Designers can choose from a variety of customizable sizes and configurations for the panels, which feature dual-pane, low-E, insulated glass. A 90-degree inside corner configuration can completely open a home to the outdoor living spaces with only modest structural modifications.

Weyerhaeuser Microllam LVL

Microllam LVL from Weyerhaeuser is a versatile solution for a variety of applications. Headers and beams can be build up on site, reducing heavy lifting and improving installation speed with little to no waste. Part of the Trus Joist engineered wood product line, Microllam LVL is designed to be dimensionally stable and resist warping, splitting, and shrinking.

Whirlpool Jenn-Air Wall Oven

Offering a combined 10.0 cubic feet of oven capacity, the 30-inch double wall oven uses the V2 vertical dual-fan convection system and Jenn-Air Culinary Center to achieve the best results. Elegant touch points like a soft, auto-close door, halogen theater lighting and telescoping glide rack make this double wall oven a distinctive choice. Choose from three trim styles, including Pro-Style Stainless for an industrial look.

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