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Smart Energy Technology for Today’s New Home
The Terraso Solution energy-efficient new home construction technology is being launched in Arizona, in July 2009. The patent pending technology redesigned how a conventional home is constructed, leading up to a 70% reduction in energy consumption.
By: Terraso, Inc.
Terraso, Inc. a Gilbert, Arizona based company will be launching a new energy-efficient home construction technology to home builders in Arizona and across the U.S. The technology, Terraso Solution, is a super energy-efficient whole house design and gives a homeowner up to 70% reduction in home energy consumption.
The Terraso Solution technology was created as a response to the tumbling housing market. Terraso, Inc. President and CEO, Steve Leathers recalls “We wanted to create an answer to the housing market crash. As a new home builder it became impossible to compete with foreclosures on price alone. We wanted to develop a technology that would allow builders to start building again by competing with existing housing on a whole new level.”
Terraso Solution has been under development for the last 18 months and after extensive testing is now available for the marketplace. Steve Peterson, the lead energy-efficient engineer for Terraso, Inc. stated, “It was very important for us to lead the Terraso Solution project with science. We wanted no question about the effectiveness of the design so we performed extensive engineering studies on the project. We then built a proof of concept home where we are able to verify the scientific data through live testing.”
The testing results show the Terraso Solution technology can save a homeowner up to 70% on household energy consumption. The utility savings can add up to a couple of hundred dollars a month depending on the size of the home. This is an unprecedented level of savings that has never been available to the general public.
The cost of the patent-pending technology can range anywhere from $10,000 for a starter home, and up to $25,000 for larger custom homes. After the cost of the technology is included in a mortgage, homeowners are expected to see a net monthly savings of $100 to $300 depending on the size of the home, placing homeowners money ahead from the day they move in.
“It’s extremely cost effective,” Leathers stated. “It doesn’t make sense to build a home in the old conventional way anymore. When you can put money in the pocket of a homeowner each month, it becomes a very valuable technology.”
Leathers, a 44 year veteran in the construction industry saw the last big construction advancement in the early 70’s, when block homes were replaced by 2x6 frame construction with fiberglass batts. The typical 2x6 frame house hasn’t changed much over the last 35 years, making the housing market way overdue for advancement in technology and efficiency. Terraso, Inc. plans on leading that change.
Leathers also noted that they are poised for exponential growth. “Even with the devastation of the housing market, there were still over 460,000 new homes built in 2008. That’s a lot of homes, and we don’t need all of them to be built with our technology for us to be wildly successful. We are only looking to achieve a 1% to 2% market penetration over the next few years, and we feel that is obtainable even in a down market.”
Builders interested in the new technology can sign up to become a licensed Terraso Solution home builder. Terraso, Inc. supports licensed builders with training, marketing tools, and sending them to prospective buyers. A homebuyer can also choose a builder and ask them to become licensed to build a Terraso Solution home using the builder’s own floor plans.
For additional information on the Terraso Solution technology or to request a free information package, visit www.terraso.com. The Terraso Solution technology is a patent pending design and is protected under U.S. patent pending laws.
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Terraso Inc. provides energy-efficient, new home construction technology to home builders across the nation. The technology called Terraso Solution, reduces home energy consumption by as much as 70%.