Product Sponsors

We are grateful to the following companies who have provided products and support for The Not So Big Showhouse. Employing cutting-edge technologies to increase energy efficiency and limit environmental impact, the research and innovation of these companies is leading the way in the growing market for sustainable residential building products.

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Among the BASF technologies to be featured in the "Not So Big Showhouse" are structural insulated panels (SIPs) made with the company's Styropor® expandable polystyrene (EPS) resins. The ground on which the showhouse is constructed will be treated with a termiticide from the company's Agricultural Products business. The house also includes metal roofing treated with BASF's ULTRA-Cool® coatings that meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star® specifications for cool roofs.

Controlled Energy - Bosch Tankless Waterheaters
Common Sense Hot Water Technology
When installed outdoors (in non-freezing areas) the attractive sleek design of the outdoor Model GWH 635 ESO Pro Tankless™ by Bosch water heater will complement any house style and color. This water heater has an efficiency rating of 87%, the ability to supply two showers running simultaneously, and digital temperature controls.

Bosch Power Tools and Accessories
Homebuilders appreciate that Bosch corded and cordless power tools and accessories are engineered to survive any jobsite. Innovative, powerful and durable, tools such as the Bosch CS20 construction saw with the Direct Connect™ cord management system, allow professionals to take control of their work. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499)
BP Solar
BP Solar provides practical and economical solar energy solutions for homeowners, homebuilders and businesses. With over 30 years of experience in solar power, BP Solar is a leader in enabling customers to reduce their electricity costs by generating electricity directly from the sun.

Correct Building Products
Made from UV-stabilized polypropylene and reclaimed hardwood fiber composition, the CorrectDeck System is the strongest commercially composite available today. System components include a matching surface mount railing system, fascia, post caps and skirts. All are made from durable, non-toxic CorrectDeck composition, providing increased safety while delivering an integrated and finished final look.

Custom Iron
Custom Iron is your custom metal stairway and spiral staircase specialist. With spiral stairs, metal railings, and creative metalwork inside and out, Custom Iron offers completely customized metalwork for your stairway, balcony railing, or spiral staircase. We work with home and stair builders throughout the country to provide beautiful metalwork for any stairway you can imagine.
DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation, and apparel.
Tyvek® Weatherization Systems
There’s a Tyvek® Weatherization System for virtually every type of building—from residential to commercial construction, from traditional siding to stucco and EIFS.

DuPont - Tape
Using a quality house wrap on a home is important, so is completing the job properly. Using Tyvek tape for taping the seams after wrapping is the best practice for maximum reduction of air answer intrusion through seams and taping completes the envelope around the home. DuPont Tyvek tape features a special engineered adhesive to help promote the best "Tyvek to Tyvek" adhesion. DuPont is consistently at the forefront of building research related to the building envelope and ultimately into value-added products that help address and solve the needs of the home building community.
DuPont Tyvek Supro
DuPont Tyvek Supro - Today's ICC Residential Building Bode prescribes attic ventilation to control moisture. This code has worked well for many years to minimize attic moisture problems. The future now offers a better way to control attic moisture. Lining the room with a moisture breathable membrane, like DuPont Tyvek Supro, the attic can be properly designed to control moisture without ventilation. Eliminating the attic ventilation will reduce air exchange between the conditioned space and the attic space. This will result in energy savings of 10-20% for the homeowner.
DuPont - Stucco Wrap
DuPont Tyvek has tailored Tyvek® StuccoWrap for the demands of both traditional and synthetic stucco. Tyvek® StuccoWrap® has a specially engineered textured surface which acts as a drainage path for water/moisture to escape. With traditional stucco, tests show it helps reduce susceptibility to cracking, improves curing of stucco, and better manages water and moisture that gets behind stucco facades. Tyvek® StuccoWrap® provides excellent drainage for synthetic stucco or EIFS. With StuccoWrap between sheathing and the insulating foam board, grooves designed into StuccoWrap® create a drainage path for water or moisture vapor to escape.
DuPont - StraightFlash/FlexWrap
The DuPont Flashing system is an innovative system that works together to help reduce callbacks. Save time and money. This system is comprised of DuPont FlexWrap and DuPont StraightFlash. FlexWrap is a moldable flashing tape that is uniquely engineered to address the issues of flashing the vulnerable bottom corners at the window sill where damage is most likely to occur. StraightFlash is meant to be used in conjunction with DuPont FlexWrap to flash straight heads and jambs of rectangular windows. Both of these products help to provide you with superior water intrusion protection.

DuPont - StormRoom
Imagine a safe, secure place right in your own home, totally out of harm's way. That's the DuPont Storm Room, the in-home shelter reinforced by Kevlar, the miracle fiber from DuPont. Kevlar is five times stronger than steel, putting a virtually impenetrable barrier between you and windborne debris, the leading cause of injuries in major hurricanes. In impact tests, the DuPont Storm Room withstood a direct hit by a 12-ft.,15-lb. two-by-four at Category 5 force. That meets FEMA's performance standard for hurricane shelters.

DuPont - SentryGlas
DuPont SentryGlas® Expressions is a revolutionary product that captures imagination, landscapes and dreams and translates these images into glass. This new decorative surface can rapidly create custom designs by digitally printing images into laminated safety glass. SentryGlas(r) Expressions(tm) is being incorporated into a wide range of applications including entry doors, overhead glazing, and panel partitions.

DuPont - Corian/Zodiac
DuPont Corian® is a brand that has earned trust and respect as a proven material that brings design versatility, long-term performance and value to any environment. DuPont Zodiaq® quartz surfaces are a material that captures the radiance of quartz crystal with depth, clarity, and strength while embracing nature and technology.

DuPont - Greenvista
DuPont GreenVista Weed Control Fabric and Pro Landscape Fabric with DuPont Xavan®. These two fabrics are pioneering materials that effectively block weeds from growing and stealing valuable nutrients from plants, while still allowing water, air and nutrients to pass through to the plant roots. The fabric's design makes it long lasting and tear resistant. When the fabric is properly installed and covered with at least 3 to 4 inches of mulch, it is guaranteed for 15 years (Weed Control Fabric) and 25 years (Pro Landscape Fabric).

Englert offers the widest range of residential metal roofing solutions in the industry with finishes, textures and architectural details to create the roof desired. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Englert standing seam roofs come in UltraCool colors that are EnergyStar approved and LEED compliant and excellent for use with solar panel systems.

GarageTek offers the widest selection of garage storage and organization products in the industry. The patented TekPanel is the backbone of the system making every inch of the garage interior ready for interchangeable accessories, including: cabinets, shelves, workbenches, brackets and much more. With GarageTek's custom tile flooring, the garage becomes a fully functional room from the floor to the walls and ceiling. Every GarageTek system is professionally designed using proprietary software that develops a 3D, color rendering and is installed by factory-trained technicians. GarageTek is weatherproof, insect-proof, fire-rated and backed by a 10-year warranty.
The Green Building Initiative (GBI)
The GBI is a resource for mainstream information about energy efficient and environmentally sustainable building practices. A not-for-profit education initiative, the GBI helps people involved in residential and commercial construction better understand green building, provides access to tools to help incorporate green building techniques and communicates green building principles to consumers.

INSULSPAN panels are made of a continuous rigid foam core laminated between two layers of engineered wood. It takes a builder only a fraction of the time to put together the shell of a building with INSULSPAN panels. Energy-savings, strength, and speed of installation have rapidly increased INSULSPAN's popularity among builders, designers and homeowners.

James Hardie
James Hardie® Siding Products offers a durable, low maintenance exterior that provides the beauty of wood without the problems typically associated with wood, and unlike vinyl, doesn't sacrifice the home's charm and character. All James Hardie siding products are non-combustible and resist damage from rain, moisture, hail, insects, woodpeckers and flying debris.

Since 1873, Kohler Co. has been a global leader in providing products for the kitchen and bath. Never a follower of existing trends and styles, Kohler continuously strives to lead the way and set new standards for gracious living by creating products that will deliver years of performance and add beauty and value to people's homes. With water conservation top of mind, Kohler is proud to feature its latest water-saving toilets in the showhouse.

Marvin Windows & Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors' Made for you® philosophy provides unequaled flexibility in product selection and design. There are no warehouses for finished windows, no stockpiles of standard sizes. With more than 11,000 standard shapes and sizes and a virtually unlimited number of custom capabilities, Marvin Windows and Doors has the ability to make your vision become reality.

Merillat helps to create kitchens that are designed around every consumer's lifestyle to ensure function, style, comfort and ease of use for the ultimate experience. The Showhouse features Merillat Classic cabinetry in Portrait Cherry. One of Merillat's most popular door styles, Portrait provides sensibly chic design that complements a wide range of kitchen designs.
Metal Roofing Alliance
Founded in 1998, The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is a coalition of metal roofing manufacturers, paint suppliers and coaters, dealers, metal industry associations, and roofing contractors. The most important goal of the Metal Roofing Alliance is to show both consumers and installers the outstanding value and superior longevity a metal roof provides.

Mirage Hardwood Floors
When you look at the beautiful hardwood flooring in Sarah Susanka's Not So Big Showhouse think Mirage! Susanka specified Mirage Prefinished Hardwood Flooring, in this case FSC Certified Maple with American Cherry accents, to deliver the timeless beauty of wood with the dimensional stability of their Engineered hardwood core. Mirage enjoys COC certification (Chain-of-Custody), and has been granted rights to the FSC® seal (Forest Stewardship Council). This means that Mirage sources wood from certified producers, who are committed to meeting healthy forestry management standards.

Mortar Net
House Net is a dovetail shaped recycled polyester 90% open mesh material that suspends mortar droppings at two distinct levels to prevent damming and allow moisture to drain out of the wall cavity through MN Weep/Vents. House Net and MN Weep/Vents both contain an anti-microbial additive to inhibit mold growth.

NAIMA is the association for North American manufacturers of fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products. Its role is to promote energy efficiency and environmental preservation through the use of fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation, and to encourage the safe production and use of these materials.
Creating innovative commercial and residential products since 1952, Pemko Manufacturing is a proud sponsor of the Not So Big Sow House. Many of Pemko's products are tested and listed for smoke, fire, noise, and handicap accessibility. Pemko's products include: thresholds, ADA compliant ramps, brush weatherstripping, perimeter door gasketing, weatherization, edge sealing, door bottoms, and continuous geared hinges. Pemko is the exclusive North America distributor of PC Henderson products.
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators/distributors, design professionals, and builders committed to providing quality structural insulated panels for all segments of the construction industry.

Square D®
For 100 years, Square D® products have raised the bar, making Square D the preferred brand among builders. So whether you're looking for unsurpassed performance and protection for your home, electronic equipment and appliances…or the latest innovations to help you manage your home's video, audio and data systems, Square D has the solution!
StoreHouse Furniture
Storehouse Inc. is a nation wide full-line home furnishings retailer who offers a distinctive collection of integrated upholstery, dining, bedroom, home office and home accent furniture, as well as accessories, wall décor, l ighting, window treatments and rugs for virtually every room in the house.

Technical Consumer Products
Technical Consumer Products designs and manufactures energy-efficient residential lighting. From compact fluorescent lamps to track lighting, ceiling, portable and outdoor fixtures, TCP's products save up to 75% in electricity costs over equivalent incandescent products. Many lamps and fixtures are Energy Star Qualified. Visit or call 1-800-324-1496 for more information.

Trane is a leading manufacturer of reliable heating and cooling systems. Ensuring comfort are two 2-stage Trane XL16i heat pump comfort systems for excellent energy savings and humidity control. Trane programmable controls ensure comfort and energy savings. Purifying the air are Trane's PerfectFit electronic air cleaners removing up to 95% of dust and allergens.

TruStile Doors
TruStile Doors brings unmatched style selection and design flexibility to the medium density fiberboard (MDF) and wood door market. With TruStile’s made-to-order manufacturing process, we can build a door in any style, any size, and any material – all with the shortest lead times in the industry. We offer over 300 door styles and can fulfill any custom door design, all made-to-order in your choice of paint-grade MDF, 12 species of wood, glass, or decorative TruClad® metal. If you can design it, we can build it – making TruStile your single source door provider!

USG is a leading manufacturer of building materials for the construction and remodeling industries. As the inventor of wallboard and ceiling tile, USG created North America's building materials industry. Our flagship brands include SHEETROCK® gypsum panels and DUROCK® cement board.

Wasco Skylighting Systems
With Wasco® SkyWindow® skylights, homeowners get more of what they want a skylight for. From our advanced E-Class and award-winning Architectural Series…to our quality curb-mount G-Series and outstanding Patio Doors…all in standard as well as custom sizes…there's a Wasco SkyWindow to suit every budget, every design, every lifestyle.

The WhirlpoolR Family Studio redefines the laundry room by incorporating innovative, high-performance fabric care products within a multi-functional space. As the first in-home fabric care center, this exciting home design concept allows homeowners to be incredibly productive as they clean and care for all their fabrics more efficiently.

Windquest Co.
ORG® is a complete line of high quality closet and home storage and organization products. Formed over 20 years ago as a laminator and fabricator of components for the office furniture and store display industries, Windquest began manufacturing closet components in 1987 for custom closet designers and installers.
Windsor Mills
Windsor Mill is the producer of WindsorONE boards and moldings. 120 employees strong with more than 1,000 years of experience in the forest products industry, Windsor Mill has become the leading manufacturer of high quality interior and exterior specialty lumber products. The WindsorONE product line includes interior and exterior trim boards, specialty boards, and molding collection.
Young America Furniture
Young America® is the industry leader in youth furniture. From the crib to college and beyond, it focuses on developing innovative furniture offering great design, function, safety and quality for today's kids. Young America® is a registered trademark of Stanley Furniture Company, Inc.

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