Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 3 p.m.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3:30
Media are welcome to come earlier
Solar Decathlon SURE HOUSE Lot Adjacent to the Griffith Building (600 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ)
Designed to meet the needs of middle and working class residents who live in the coastal areas of New Jersey and New York, the design of the SURE HOUSE takes into account the new flood maps issued by FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, as well as the economic feasibility of innovative approaches to building in these neighborhoods.
Features of the home include:
· Built with fiber-composite materials that have been repurposed from the boat building industry. The result is a building armored against extreme weather.
· Bi-folding storm shutters, made with a composite foam core and wrapped with fiberglass, are installed to shade the home throughout the year and act as the primary defensive barrier against debris and water during inclement weather.
· Use of self-generated clean solar power, using 90 percent less energy than conventional homes.
· Ability to act as a hub of emergency power for surrounding neighborhoods, in the aftermath of a storm.
Please RSVP to Danielle Woodruffe, Director of Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org, (201) 216-5139 or (732)853-3334.