Supported by the leading building products suppliers and manufacturers in the industry, the project team selected an impressive array of materials, systems, fixtures, and finishes to suit each of the generations in the neighborhood, with an eye toward durability, efficiency, and style.

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    A. O. Smith

    The A.O. Smith High Efficiency Vertex™100 Power Direct Vent Water Heater (model #GDHE50) installed in the Gen X house provides a long-lasting supply of hot water even in high- and multiple-demand times thanks to its fully-condensing design. The 50-gallon direct-vent gas or propane unit offers up to 96% thermal efficiency with an advanced internal heat exchanger and 100,000 BTU input. Eligible for federal energy tax credit.

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    The Performance TM Series Edge programmable ThermidistatTM control (model #TP-PRH01-A) is an ultra-slim control that borrows style from high-end digital photo frames. It provides precise temperature and humidity control, and it can be customized to your home décor. Also supports HYBRID HEAT® dual fuel systems.


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    Deceuninck North America

    Innergy™ Rigid Thermal Reinforcements from Deceuninck is the new inside story behind better thermal performance. The product of a collaboration with Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Innergy’s technology and design allow you to retire aluminum for an insert that is comparable, but with unprecedented levels of thermal performance.

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    DuPont Building Innovations

    The kitchen countertops of the Baby Boomer house, including the island, feature a combination of DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces, specifically Smokey Topaz on the top and Crema Marfil on the bottom, providing a versatile surface for organizing, baking, food prep, and cleanup. Composed mostly of quartz, the non-porous surface delivers exceptional toughness and hardness and resists spills and stains to retain its luster for many years.

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    Eagle Roofing Products

    The Capistrano profile from the new Artisan Series (Grand Canyon #38706) is a cool roof-rated concrete tile system available in a variety of colorful palettes. This unique tile provides a rustic and distinctive appearance that dramatically enhances any roof. Plus, the durability, energy efficiency, and value you expect from a concrete tile. Made in USA.

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    Structured Wiring A-BUS Audio system (model #ESWAMK4801C) offers a significant upgrade to a traditional speaker wiring system with Cat-5 cable runs,  multi-sourcing capability for each room location, amplified volume controls (thus eliminating a separate amp), and a modular design that enables easy scalability and reconfiguration.

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    Eldorado Stone

    Featured in the gen Y kitchen, CoastalReef veneer stone in Pearl White simulates the ocean-worn accents of coral. CoastalReef is a precision-cut stone. It’s deeply faceted texture makes for a naturally beautiful range of color from an organic blend of pearl or ecru. Available in lengths of 4 to 16 inches and heights of 4 to 12 inches.


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    Gladiator GarageWorks

    The Premier Series 10-Drawer 41” Tool Chest & 12-Drawer Roll-Away (model #GATC4110WG) provides the versatility to store a variety of tools in the Bulk Storage compartment or in the Divided Top Till. It is the top section of the powerful pair that makes up a 2-piece stackable Premier Series tool chest. Offers 10 drawers with steel ball-bearing slides and cushioned drawer liners. Heavy-duty welded steel construction supports up to 500 lbs. Dimensions: 40.4″ wide x 19.5″ high x 12.4″ deep

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    Hearth & Home Technologies

    The Carolina gas fireplace features a beautiful fire with HHT’s exclusive FireBrick™ technology offering a seamless, real masonry brick pattern and providing 25% more heat than a metal refractory. Standard features on the Carolina include stainless steel screen and grate, IntelliFire Plus™ ignition system for maximum fuel conservation, and stylish controls with ergonomic design. Available in 36” and 42” sizes.

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    The Elevance Rising Wall bath in the Gen X in-law apartment is engineered to meet ADA guidelines for years of independence, comfort and safety and requires less than 5 pounds of force to raise and lower and features a dual leak-proof seal. The bath is designed to allow you to sit down with ease as soon as you enter and is sized for a standard 5′ alcove so it can replace an existing bath or be used in new construction.

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    Glazed porcelain tile includes Gravura floor and mosaic tile in Benin and Ember Forest (model #T759P & GV99) bordered by Laurel Accent Strip tile (model #P5546) with a vintage pewter finish.

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    Phantom Screens

    The Executive series of motorized retractable screens enables homeowners to effectively block solar heat gain, UV rays, and insects to maintain a comfortable outdoor living experience. The screens fully retract into housing embedded in the finishes or exterior cladding, with only subtle recessed tracks visible along columns or walls. The PVC-coated fiberglass mesh screens allow full ventilation while maintaining substantial visibility from the inside and effective privacy from the outside. Custom-match finishes available. Remote and wall controls.

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    Nexia™ Home Intelligence is an advanced, yet simple remote home management system that allows you to manage your home’s security, energy, and lighting from any compatible cell phone, smart phone or computer with an Internet connection, all for a reasonably priced monthly subscription.

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    The Leaf application technique of the Artisan Impressions style of Faux Impressions™ from Sherwin-Williams® brings a bit of the outdoors inside and creates a tranquil atmosphere in a master bath or a family room by incorporating the natural texture of leaves.

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    The D’MAND® Hot Water Delivery System hot water recirculation pump provides homeowners with hot water in seconds with the added benefit of water and energy savings. The system is user-activated by a button or motion sensor in the bath, kitchen, or utility room. D’MAND is the only system recognized by national residential green building programs, including LEED® for Homes, ICC-700 and WaterSense®.

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    The Jenn-Air® Wall Ovens (model #JMW3430WS) and companion warming drawer in the Baby Boomer house feature a new wood-grain finish that complements the cabinets and the countertops. The ovens offer the industry’s first 7-inch, full-color, “touch anywhere” LCD control screen and the industry’s most powerful convection cooking system.

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    WinDoor, Inc.

    The outdoor bar of the Gen X house is enabled by a series of telescoping sliding glass panels that retract back to create a wide opening from the kitchen to the bar. The panels feature corrosion-resistant, stainless-steel hardware with composite or plated finishes. Available with insulated, low-e glass, impact or non-impact-rated.

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    A. O. Smith

    A full line of tankless on-demand condensing water heaters, in both outdoor and direct-vent indoor installations, provide a near-endless supply of hot water to multiple taps and appliances. The Gen B home features an outdoor unit (ATO-510-N) powered by on-site propane.

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    Belgard by Oldcastle

    Among a variety of concrete pavers specified for the project, the vehicular traffic-grade Mega Lafitt collection from Belgard combines the look and feel of cut flagstone with strength and long-term durability.

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    A complete line of local ventilation products in the bathrooms and laundry rooms help maintain healthy indoor air quality and mitigate potential moisture problems. Shown: Energy Star-qualified Broan QTRE100S humidity-sensing fan with auto shut-off timer, installed in the Gen B master bath.

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    Carrier Corp.

    Among the complete sets of HVAC equipment and programmable thermostats supplied for each home, the Infinity 16 two-stage heat pump features non-CFC Puron refrigerant and is teamed with an Infinity series furnace for an economic, energy-efficient, and comfortable air conditioning.

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    Deceuninck North America

    Custom-fabricated insulating PVC windows deliver thermal resistance and minimize solar heat gain through clear glass to preserve views. Installed in all three homes, the windows feature multiple styles in fixed and operable units.

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    DuPont Surfaces

    All three homes feature both Corian® solid surface, the non-pourus standard for style that can be customized to create unique and seamless surfaces, and Zodiaq® quartz surface, which incorporates pure quartz crystal, making it exceptionally durable and scratch resistant as well as beautiful.

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    Eagle Roofing Products

    Concrete tile roofing for all three homes delivers superior performance and durability in addition to a high level of style and color. The Gen B house features the new Artisan Series tile, featuring a bold blend of colors that adds distinction to any roof.

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    Eaton Corporation

    All three houses are equipped with high- and low-voltage (or structured wiring) service and components that optimize flexibility integrate new technologies. Shown: Cutler-Hammer loadcenter, featuring a commercial-grade main breaker and high circuit breaker capacity.

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    Eldorado Stone

    A variety of veneer stone, including caps and trim, provide dramatic accents and help break up the mass of each stucco-clad house, and most prominently are used to clearly identify each home’s front entry.

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    Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems/Beam

    Installed in both the Gen B and the Gen X home, the Serenity QS central vacuum power unit canister and components help maintain healthy indoor air quality while delivering convenience and quiet operation.

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    Typar’s Weather protection System features a variety of housewrap and window flashings to help keep water and moisture vapor from penetrating the structural shell and through window openings to mitigate latent moisture problems.

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    Gladiator GarageWorks

    The Gladiator 10-Drawer 41-inch tool chest (GATC4110WG) is among a variety of storage and organizing components installed in the garages of all three homes. The 10- drawer unit can be stacked on top of a rolling tool chest for convenient mobility.

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    Hearth & Home Technologies

    The Heat & Glo RED 40 see-through, propane or gas-fueled fireplace, installed between the Family Office and the Great Room of the Gen X home, combines a sleek linear look with proprietary IntelliFire ignition for energy conservation.

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    IAPMO R&T is North America’s premier plumbing and mechanical product certification agency. It is accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

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    The company’s line of interior doors is legendary, encompassing molded panel-front and flush-front doors in passage, bifold, pocket, and louvered styles. The Gen X home features 8-foot, smooth surface Continental series, featuring a subtle arch at the top.

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    Among a complete spec sheet of high-quality and highly style plumbing fixtures, faucets and accessories, the Yin Yang lavatory basin features a striking and instantly familiar curved shape that elicits the sensory quality of flowing water. The center of the basin is subtly convex that allows water to flow beautifully outward, then swirl lyrically to the offset drain.

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    Kohler Home Generators

    A standby generator from Kohler, installed in the baby Boomer house and powered by on-site propane, delivers reliable backup electricity to a variety of critical equipment, appliances, and electronics in the event of an outage.

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    Mohawk Industries

    You know the company’s carpet line, but did you also know it makes high-quality hardwood, resilient, and laminate flooring and offers ceramic tile through its Daltile division? Surfaces in a variety of styles, colors, and patterns to suit each generation are on display.

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    Nisus Corporation

    Bora-Care is applied directly onto wood surfaces, concrete, plumbing penetrations, expansion joints and foundation penetrations, then penetrates the wood to protect it throughout for the life of the wood. And, unlike soil treatments, Bora-Care is not a threat to the environment or water supply because its active ingredient is a natural element already present in the environment.

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    Owens Corning Insulation

    The company’s EcoTouch Pink Fiberglass Insulation with PureFiber Technology filled the framed wall and ceiling cavities of the Gen B’s second floor, providing superior thermal resistance while maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Also, the WeatherLock Specialty Tile & Metal underlayment provides a watertight barrier under the roof finish.

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    Owens Corning Roofing

    The company’s EcoTouch Pink Fiberglas Insulation with PureFiber Technology filled the framed wall and ceiling cavities of the Gen B’s second floor, providing superior thermal resistance while maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Also, the WeatherLock Specialty Tile & Metal underlayment provides a watertight barrier under the roof finish.

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    Phantom Screens

    Retractable insect and solar shading screens protect the comfort of the covered outdoor living spaces while enabling superior visual and daylight transmittance. The Executive series motorized screens are managed by a wall-mounted and/or remote controls and employ a weather-tough mesh.

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    Propane Education & Research Council

    PERC provides a wealth of information and educational content to educate contractors, utilities, and homeowners about the benefits of reliable, clean, and convenient propane energy. The Gen X and Gen B both are served by on-site propane tanks.

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    The Addison Collection offers a stylish and unique look to a variety of door hardware choices. The crafted, traditional look and finish of the collection defies its durability and economic price point while delivering a high level of security and convenience.

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    Sherwin-Williams Company

    The ColorSnap smartphone app for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android enables users to photograph a real-world color that inspires them and match it to one of 1,500 Sherwin-Williams paint colors.

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    Therma-Tru Doors/Fypon

    Therma-Tru supplied entry doors for all three homes. This Classic-Craft® Rustic CollectionTM entry door – specified as an option for the Gen X front door–features the company’s patented AccuGrain® technology. Classic-Craft door systems deliver the look of high-grade wood with all the durability of fiberglass that resists splitting, cracking and rotting.


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    Timberlake Cabinetry

    The Sierra Vista line of high-quality cabinets features square-finish raised panel door and drawer fronts in the company’s new Maple Glaze finish for a traditional and timeless appeal. Furniture quality mortise-and-tenon construction and extra-wide 3″ frames provide long-term durability.

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    AquaPEX is a crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing that resists corrosion, pitting, and scaling that plagues metal piping products. The ProPEX connection method does not require toxic solvents or glues, keeping dangerous chemicals from the plumbing systems and groundwater.

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    Wayne Dalton

    The 9700 series garage door, specified for the Gen X house, offers pinch-resistant door panels and the proprietary TorqueMaster Plus counterbalance system that safely encloses the springs. Foamed-in-place polyurethane R-10 insulation reduces thermal loss and helps block street noise. Available with optional hardware and reinforcements for use in high wind areas.

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    Whirlpool Corporation

    One of a full line of major appliances specified for all three homes, the KitchenAid Commercial-Style Dual Fuel Range (KDRS483VSS) features the proprietary Even-Heat True Convection System for consistent heating and even cooking on both lower oven racks, two 20K BTU Ultra Power Dual-Flame Burners, and commercial-style design with robust knobs and stainless steel handles.

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    WinDoor, Inc

    The 8100 series 90-degree sliding glass door system features telescoping panels that pocket into the door returns on either end, creating a wide-open expanse and access to the outdoors that extends usable living space and promotes passive cooling and ventilation.