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Suntuity Home, Englert collaborate on net zero house

Holmdel, N.J.-based Suntuity LLC (Suntuity Home, a division of Suntuity Group) and Perth Amboy, N.J.-based Englert Inc. collaborated on a LEED Platinum-certified residence in New Jersey.

The 100% solar powered structure is a self-sustaining residential net zero energy project and will generate renewable energy from a 90-kilowatt solar thermal heating system with excess power stored in eight Tesla storage batteries and hybrid heat pump systems.

Englert supplied a standing seam metal roof system. Rob Lowe, CEO at Englert, said the company recognized how this unique project supported the overall goal of promoting sustainable structures that will ultimately save homeowners nearly $12,000 annually in energy costs. “Metal is an ideal platform for solar integration and will complement the look of this unique project. It’s been a great experience working with Suntuity Home on this net zero project.”

Installation of the A1500 snap lock metal roof system was completed by Centerville, Utah-based MBL Construction LLC. The roof panels, made from 25% recycled material, are environmentally-friendly, and are LEED and ENERGY STAR compliant. A low-gloss, non-reflective coating helps reduce energy consumption and will keep the roof surface approximately 60-70 degrees cooler during summer months.

Dan Javan, CEO at Suntuity Group, said, “The transformation has been remarkable as the metal roof is installed on the Net Zero home; it’s really made the project come alive. The dark bronze color selection will bring all of the home’s exterior accents together.”

When construction is complete, the house will have 90 rooftop solar modules on a 5,000-square-foot standing seam roof system. Javan said, “We are pleased that Englert has joined Suntuity Home in partnering with us on this landmark project and we look forward to building many more of these energy efficient homes. Both companies are geographically and philosophically aligned, as each embraces a strong commitment to innovation and quality in products and service support. At Suntuity, we remain committed to bringing homeowners and business owners alike into a sustainable, carbon-free future that will positively impact future generations.”

For more information about the Suntuity Home net zero project including videos detailing the construction and roof installation, visit www.netzerohomeproject.com.