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International Builders’ Show Sheds Light on Innovation

The Industry's Latest and Greatest are Highlighted at IBS and This Year, Intermatic Introduces Brand New Solutions


Over 60,000 building industry experts from homebuilders and remodelers to realtors are coming together in Orlando for the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS).  

The upcoming 73rd show is exclusively organized and put on by NAHB. The organization anticipates the same amount of visitors from last year with guests from 100 countries.  

The event brings together the market’s most significant global manufacturers and suppliers and highlights the newest products, materials and technologies involved in all types of buildings. The 550,000 square feet of exhibits will feature more than 1,400 manufacturers and suppliers of the latest products and services. 

NAHB is a Washington, DC – based trade association whose goal is to boost the climate for the housing and building industries. Established in 1942, NAHB addresses the needs of more than 140,000 members – who include home builders, remodelers and suppliers of building materials, as well as experts in new home financing, sales and marketing and building products and services. 

Dubbed as the single most important event of the year for the home building industry and the world’s largest show of its kind for the residential and light commercial construction industry – the IBS is a pivotal event for NAHB, industry leaders and the housing market alike.  

Building for a Brighter Tomorrow 

Built on virtues such as seeking to better technology of America’s housing market, NAHB strives to facilitate educational opportunities at events like the IBS to help the housing industry advance in creating efficient approaches to home building. 

As energy demand growth and shifts are on the horizon, it is increasingly important for homeowners and builders to prioritize energy efficiency.  

Utility bills are necessary but with the proper controls solutions in place, costs and energy usage can be better utilized.  

Intermatic realizes the market’s increased focus on energy efficiency and will be introducing new solutions designed to help increase savings – all around.  

IBS 2017 attendees will introduced to Ascend – the next generation of in wall timers by Intermatic. Ascend's features include pre-programmed setups, Wi-Fi capabilities via an app with no hub required and large LCD display. 
The new DT200LT digital astronomic landscape timer will also make its debut at the show. Its quick installation and easy programming for automated landscape lighting optimizes energy savings and provides long-lasting accuracy.  
This new solution provides accurate timing – its astronomic functionality turns landscaping lighting ON and OFF based on the calculated time of sunrise and sunset, eliminating the guessing game for users. 
Other products at Intermatic’s Booth S1457 include electronic and in wall timers, occupancy & vacancy sensors, photocontrols, surge protection, and weatherproof covers. 
Intermatic has all homebuilders’ and homeowners’ needs covered with solutions ranging from electrical, HVACR, pool/spa and OEM. 

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