About the Project
Ten recessed Executive motorized retractable screens by Phantom were installed at The New American Home 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. The screens, which are fully integrated into the home's Crestron home automation system, provide solar shading as well as protection from insects - delivering comfort for the homeowners, reducing energy costs from air conditioning and creating a truly flexible living space.
The design ethos for the home is unconventional and innovative. Its expansive living spaces are on multi-levels which defy the traditional layout of a home. On paper the home's design is difficult to fathom, but once you're there and experience it fully, you see just how livable it really is!
Centerpiece of International Builders’ Show
The New American Home (TNAH) is constructed annually as a centerpiece for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show to showcase innovative construction technologies and the latest building products. The 2013 International Builders' Show is in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 22nd to 27th 2013.
Designed and built by Blue Heron, the New American Home is a stunning, contemporary 6,721 square feet home on four levels. It combines open living spaces with expansive views to the exterior throughout the house - making it feel like it's part of the desert landscape.
The home uses a combination of Executive motorized retractable screens and large water features both as aesthetic focal points and to cool the home when the sun is shining. This natural cooling effect reduces the home's dependency on air conditioning and reduces energy use.
Executive Motorized Screens
Phantom motorized Executive retractable screens are designed for larger openings in both interior and exterior applications. They can also be recessed in cavities above an archway or large opening so they are virtually out of sight when retracted. A single Executive screen will cover a maximum opening of 25-feet wide by 16-feet high.
Executive motorized retractable screens offer the ultimate in solar shading and insect protection with convenience and luxury - blending form, function and comfort. The Executive can also help homeowners maximize energy savings, reducing the amount of air-conditioning needed to cool the building. The screen's motorized system can be programmed with sun and wind sensors, and can be integrated with building automation systems to ensure the screens come down at a specific time of day when extra shade or insect protection is needed.
Connected and online home
The home features an "end-to-end network solution" from Crestron. The network is the home's digital "backbone" and provides the wiring infrastructure for all the home's technology - including controlling the Executive motorized retractable screens. The home also features some new products from Crestron, including ultra-thin touchscreens and control from smartphones.
In addition, the home demonstrates how easy it is to create "scenes" and programs that enable greater energy efficiency. For example, selecting the "Away" mode on the security system will arm the system, lower the screens and shades, dim or turn off the lights, and adjust the HVAC system to a pre-set level based on the time of year - and all at the touch of a single button.
Registered attendees at the 2013 International Builders' Show can tour The New American Home daily during the show via free shuttle buses (ticket required).
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