PB December 2009

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Got green on the mind? Earn LEED points and make your operations a little more eco-friendly with high-efficiency faucets, 'green' concrete, tankless water heaters and, yes, another new iPhone application!

If you are planning to attend Professional Builder's annual Show Village exhibit at IBS next month, you'll probably notice a stark contrast between our latest generation of demonstration homes and the show homes of year's past. Gone are the multi-million-dollar designs geared toward the highest end of the home-buyer market.

Priced between $90,000 and $185,000, the Highlander is an affordable, sustainable option for both Baby Boomers and retirees looking for a casual mountain retreat or coastal getaway. The two-story, 1,780-square-foot home features a loft on the second floor and a modern lodge motif with natural state elements, russet tones and a warm cedar shake exterior.

Lean on iLevel's new Parallam Plus PSL, wrap up with Benjamin Obdyke's Hydrofilament Housewrap and check out the latest from Boise Cascade and Fiberweb

If you are among the 60,000-plus home building professionals planning to make the trek to Las Vegas next month for the International Builders' Show, make sure to stop by Professional Builder's annual Show Village exhibit. Since 1998, the PB team has partnered with industry-leading builders and sponsors to design and build a series of demonstration homes at IBS.

Style leaders Gerber, Danze and Whirlpool lead the latest interior products. Spec these on your next jobsite.

New decking from MoistureShield and Genova Products kick off our exterior products review. There's more decking, siding, manufactured stone and roofing below

The largest of the three Show Village homes at 2,280 square feet, the La Linda is a single-story ranch home designed in the traditional American Prairie style. Adorned with rich, warm metals, natural textures and an earthy color palate accented by oxblood red and other colors made popular by the Prairie-style movement, this home would be welcomed in any American neighborhood.

Check out the new portable jobsite generator from Generac, Max USA's new SuperPinner and the latest productivity app to hit the iPhone

Targeting both Baby Boomer and Echo Boomer buyers looking for an affordable, green weekend retreat or detached home office, the Osprey features a contemporary, stylish design and is loaded with sustainable features that can take homeowners completely off the grid. A metal roof with integral solar panels provides supplemental power to the home, while advanced lighting controls, a highly insulate...

Great new high-efficiency electrical products from Cooper Lighting, ODL and Inclinator

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