"Builders Challenge" Home, Las Vegas, NV

Builders Challenge Home

The “Builders Challenge” Home is a 1,800 square-foot home built by Genesis Homes by Champion. Constructed first in the parking lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center especially for the 2010 NAHB International Builders’ Show, this “Builders Challenge” Home had a Near-Zero energy efficiency level and served as the ideal showcase for all the residential building industry’s latest innovations.

  • Builders Challenge

  • FIRST TO THE FUTURE® Recognized Home

  • Location: California

  • Built: 2010

  • Builder Partner: Genesis Homes by Champion

  • Architect: Genesis Homes by Champion

  • Square Footage: 1,800

  • Bedrooms(s): 2

  • Bath(s): 2

  • Garage(s): 2

  • Stories: 1

  • Heat: Electric, Solar

  • Interior: Bath of Master, Living Rm, Den, Hi Tech Cabling

  • Exterior: Siding


Boasting a Near-Zero energy efficiency level, the “Builders Challenge” Home is packed with ideas and options designed to set builders apart and save buyers some serious green with every energy bill. Innovations include everything from lighting to HVAC, closets to windows, insulation to solar, and yes, even the kitchen sink….and the bathroom sink too for that matter. 

Construction Highlights:

  • Type: Modular

  • Foundation: Crawlspace

  • Walls System: Wood Frame

  • Floor System: Open Web Trusses

  • Roof System: Roof Trusses with Metal Shingles

  • Insulation: Spray Foam

  • On Demand Hot Water

  • Digital Systems: High Tech Cabling, Light Control, Motorized Shades


Accessible Home Modifications, Products (...) - Accessible Home Improvement of America

Appliances - Kenmore

Closet Organization - Rubbermaid

Everlast Siding - Norandex Building Materials Distribution, (...)

Exterior Roll Shutters - Alutech United

Exterior Roll Shutters, Motors - Somfy Systems

Faucet, Sinks, Vanities, Accessories - Danze

Furniture - Furniture Resources

HVAC - Lennox Industries

Insulation, Spray Foam - Icynene

Lighting - LED, CFL and Halogena - Philips Lighting Company

Lighting Control - Verve™ Living Systems

Metal Roof - DECRA Roofing Systems

Metal Tiles - Aspect Peel & Stick Metal Tiles by ACP

Paint, No VOC   - Dunn-Edwards Corporation

Radiant Floors - Electro Plastics Inc. dba STEP WarmFloor

SmartKey® Re-key Technology Locks - Kwikset®

Solar - Aide Solar USA

Surfaces - DuPont

Tankless Water Heater, Electronic - Seisco International

Tile Underlayment, Shower System - Schluter-Systems

Tools, Garage Storage - Craftsman

ViewPoint Windows & Doors - Norandex Building Materials Distribution

Weatherization Systems & Roof Underlayment - DuPont

Windows - ViewPoint Windows & Doors


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