NAHB Global Innovation Award

We’re pleased to announce Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US is one of four winners of the 2018 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Global Innovation Award. Our winning submission, the MLZ One-Way Ceiling Cassette, was officially honored at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, February 20. Steve Scarbrough, senior director of residential business, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

NAHB established these awards to showcase innovative products to the entire global home building community as well as encourage future innovation. This year, awards were submitted in three categories: internal products, external products and technology/education.

“The products recognized by this year’s Global Innovation Awards offer home builders new options for building more sustainable, more efficient and more comfortable homes as well as unique ways to plan and sell them to buyers,” said S. Robert August, Chairman of the NAHB Global Opportunities Board. “We’re really excited to welcome these winners to our family of innovators who’ve been honored with this award.”

The MLZ One-Way Ceiling Cassette received much fanfare in 2018, winning several other accolades including:

  • Green Builder Media’s Green Innovation Award
  • Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Award
  • ACHR News’ Dealer Design Award – Gold Status
  • Architectural Record’s Record Products of the Year – Finalist

A unique solution for residential applications, the MLZ One-Way Ceiling-Cassette is an indoor heating and cooling unit designed to help homeowners achieve comfort and optimize energy usage through zoning. With a sleek, narrow-body design that fits between standard 16-inch joists, the MLZ unit allows homeowners to easily create zones for comfort and usage needs, providing energy savings for both existing homes and new construction.

To learn more and view a list of all the winners, click here.