More than 110,000 home builders, remodelers, architects, designers and suppliers attended the third annual Design & Construction Week (DCW) in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 19 through 21. The National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) once-again co-located at the Las Vegas Convention Center to offer an exhibition and educational experience for all facets of the residential construction industry.
In its 70th year at the show, the American Gas Association (AGA) partnered with 10 natural gas appliance manufacturers to feature the latest industry technology in a 2,500 sq. ft. exhibit booth, powered entirely by an EcoPower micro CHP unit. Other manufacturers included Rinnai, Navien, BlueStar, RH Peterson, Westport, Lennox, FiveStar, Marathon, Bevolo Gas and Electric Lighting, and Dettson West.
According to show organizers, many of this year’s new products focused on home technology and increased energy efficiency – two factors boosting the return of buyers to the new home market. This theme was reflected in the AGA booth with the addition of a Ford F-150 pickup truck powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), provided by Westport, as well as the introduction of Wi-Fi connectivity for new and existing natural gas tankless water heaters by Rinnai.
Another unique feature of the booth this year, was a colorful natural gas range and oven on display by BlueStar, designed in the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year, rose quartz and serenity, just two of the more than 750 color choices consumers can select from when designing their own appliances.
Throughout the week AGA booth attendees had the opportunity to register to win a beautiful natural gas urn by RH Peterson. AGA would like to congratulate Carl Fernandez, of Prairieville, Louisiana, for being the lucky winner.
AGA looks forward to being a part of the 4th Annual DCW when IBS and KBIS join forces on January 10 through 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The two shows will continue to co-locate through 2022, alternating between Orlando and Las Vegas every two years. For information about next year’s show and beyond, contact Tracy Burleson at firstname.lastname@example.org.