The DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle is an award-winning, integrated solar roofing system that protects the home and generates electricity.
(Stevensville, MD; March 2013) – NEXUS EnergyHomes, Inc., the 2012 Energy Value Housing Award "Builder of the Year", is partnering with The Dow Chemical Company as the first home builder to offer the revolutionary DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle to homebuyers on the East Coast.
The DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle is an award-winning, integrated solar roofing system that protects the home and generates electricity. It is a first-of-its kind product, designed to combine the benefits of solar technology with the durability and performance of traditional roofing materials.
As a national leader in high-performance home building, NEXUS EnergyHomes is championing a revolutionary shift in the way homes are built in America today, with the goal of Making America Energy Independent One Home at a Time®. NEXUS EnergyHomes' choice of offering Dow's Solar Shingles to their homebuyers continues the company's vision in pursuing products that combine the latest and leading-edge high-performance home features. Combining the best in net-zero energy achievable technologies under one roof provides their homes the ability to produce as much energy as they use, and saves their homeowners thousands of dollars per year in utility bills.
"Dow Solar Shingles are among the most cutting-edge renewable solutions on the market, making DOW POWERHOUSE the ideal partner for NEXUS EnergyHomes,' said Paul Zanecki, NEXUS EnergyHomes founder and President. "They enable us to offer our customers a truly breakthrough product, from one of the biggest names in renewable energy solutions. This solar integrated roof product protects the home, uses sunlight to power it, and provides superior aesthetic appeal for our homes' exterior design, and that is exactly what we were looking for, because they support our ability to lead the market in sustainable living. This is the future of new homebuilding in America."
Recently named Smart CEO's Fastest Growing Technology Implementer, each NEXUS EnergyHome® is designed and constructed to meet the rigorous requirements of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) at the highest certification levels. After visiting their award-winning North Pointe Nexus GeoSolar Community™ in Frederick, Maryland Governor, Martin O'Malley praised NEXUS EnergyHomes home building ‘recipe' as the "epitome of innovation" in his January State of the State speech. Watch the video. All of the homes built in this 50-lot community have achieved Emerald certification by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center. Nexus EnergyHomes, Inc. has the most Emerald certified homes in the State of Maryland, and the North Pointe community is the largest concentration of Emerald certified homes in the United States.
NEXUS EnergyHomes, Inc. will now offer the POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles to homebuyers in their upcoming Nexus GeoSolar Communities, as well as to their new construction luxury custom homebuyers, and clients within the trending teardown market. With several home projects already underway in Maryland, and constructing Philadelphia's first net-zero luxury townhomes and the Low Country's first Nexus GeoSolar Community™, and other projects in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area soon to be announced, strong demand for the product is anticipated.
Zanecki says he expects its homeowners with Solar Shingles to realize thousands of dollars in energy savings, plus the POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles will increase the overall value of their home.
"Nexus EnergyHomes is on the leading edge of sustainable innovation in homebuilding, which makes our collaboration a natural fit," said Dan Pezolt, Dow Solar Commercial Director. "DOW POWERHOUSE has been endorsed by homeowner's associations and has been approved for use on historical structures, which speaks to the aesthetic benefit of the product. We are excited to offer East Coast homebuyers the prospect of buying a high-performing home complete with solar technology that looks like it belongs on a roof."
Made in the USA and backed by a 20-year warranty from Dow, the POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle is certified as both a solar and roofing product. It has received seven performance and safety certifications, including the backing of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) certification and is proven to withstand rain, hail and wind uplift.
The DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle was recently honored as a recipient of a 2012 Breakthrough Award by POPULAR MECHANICS for creating the new benchmark in roof design and engineering in the U.S. They were also awarded Gold for Best New Product by the internationally-renowned 2012 Edison Awards™, and received the TIME Magazine Best Invention of the Year in 2009.
ABOUT NEXUS ENERGYHOMES, INC.
NEXUS EnergyHomes, Inc. is championing a revolutionary shift in the way homes are built in America today. As the EVHA 2012 "Builder of the Year", and as a member of the NAHB National Green Building Program, we are a national leader in high-performance, net-zero energy design and construction. Our homes feature geothermal (ground sourced) heat pumps, photovoltaic solar panels, super insulated building shells, Energy-Star rated appliances, NEXUS CleanAir™ filtration systems that yield considerable health benefits, and our proprietary state-of-the-art NEXUSVision™ energy performance, monitoring, and management smart system. Simply put, Nexus EnergyHomes is the first company to integrate the most innovative technologies available in home building under one roof, and at a rate competitive with conventional homes currently on the market. To learn more about the company's Nexus GeoSolar Communities™ or to discuss custom home interests, contact us toll free: 1-855-639-8734 or visit http://www.NEXUSenergyhomes.com
ABOUT DOW POWERHOUSE
The DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle is a first-of-its kind product, designed to combine the benefits of solar technology with the durability and performance of traditional roofing materials. POWERHOUSE has been developed to introduce solar technology to a new generation of homeowners by providing an unprecedented integrated roof appearance and simplified installation. It combines a roofing shingle with a solar cell, enabling the DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle to be installed by a roofer along with standard asphalt roofing materials. This makes the DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle an easy choice for homeowners looking for a residential solar solution that is easy to install and aesthetically pleasing. Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) products from Dow Solar are one of the many innovations from Dow establishing the Company on the forefront of alternative energy solutions and expanding Dow's commitment to using chemistry to solve the world's energy challenges. More information about DOW POWERHOUSE can be found at www.DOWPOWERHOUSE.com. Homeowners and building professionals can also follow DOW POWERHOUSE on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DowPowerhouse) and Twitter (@DOWPOWERHOUSE) or via YouTube.