NEW HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND AFFORDABLE STRATA BUILDING
BEING INTRODUCED TO GUAM.
(Honolulu, HI) – A building and design development group, Sustainable Energy Resource Solutions, LLC (SESR) will introduce a revolutionary composite building system called ‘Strata’ to Guam during the upcoming week of March 27 through April 2, 2011. This system will be used to develop a new Strata home in Sagan Bonita, Guam and promises to be more affordable and environmentally sustainable compared to traditional constructed homes.
The new Strata composite building system home is made of expanded polystyrene, borax, sand, and a structural proprietary polymeric cementitious fibered coating. It is earthquake resistant and capable of 3x’s the strength of the Northridge earthquake in California. The Strata home will be fire, hurricane, and termite resistant, and is waterproof, soundproof, and has an insulation R-Value (R40 walls and R65 roof) which will provide a cooler interior. According to SESR, Strata provides a turnkey solution for Guam’s harsh environment and will ultimately benefit Guam’s owner occupants with a lower monthly operating cost due to its energy efficient components. The Strata composite building system is sustainable and can be used for residential or commercial use projects.
The SESR organization is comprised of Guy Akasaki, chairman, Felix Camacho, president/CEO and former Governor of Guam, Nassar Saebi, Inventor of Strata International, George Noguchi, regional technical vice president, and Francis Oda, the chairman/CEO of Group 70 International, an award-winning design firm of architects, planners, interior designers and asset managers.
SESR will move forward and develop an affordable 3-bedroom, 2-bath Strata model home with construction expected to begin in the second quarter of this year. The computer-designed, analyzed and manufactured home with an all-composite material system will include the floor, roof and walls, and incorporate a design that is in unison with the Guam community. Since a Strata home avoids traditional building methods and materials, completed construction will be faster.
According to SESR chairman Guy Akasaki, “We are very pleased and excited to bring the Strata development to Guam. It is environmentally sensible and we feel privileged to provide a practical solution to ‘green’ construction. Strata does not destroy the world’s forests and trees. Instead, Strata is a highly-developed system that is 100% recyclable and non-toxic, and will provide the people of Guam energy efficient, sustainable green homes that they can afford.” Strata also avoids deteriorating framing systems that come naturally with traditional wood-framed homes or rust that often accompanies steel-framed homes and buildings. Since there are no traditional nuts, bolts, and beams, the building materials are light and can be renovated easily for future structural expansion or remodeling.
He went on to say, “Strata’s building material is advanced and designed to withstand Guam’s humid and tropical weather system. Its insulation value is so high that it can provide homeowners the benefits of cooling their home naturally, thereby avoiding high air conditioning energy consumption. Due to the nature of our composite system, a Strata structure has superior strength and also avoids water, mold, mildew, rodent, insect, and dust intrusion.”
The Strata home utilizes the Saebi Alternative Building System ™ (SABS), a multi-patented composite building system that utilizes Expanded Polystyrene as the core material for all structural components including the roof, walls, and floor. The material is sprayed with a composite coating to create a building shell that meets or exceeds all testing protocols and load requirements. Because of its patented analysis program, the composite accurately predicts the performance capability of a building shell utilizing any architectural design under any set of climatic conditions. Because of its sustainable composite system, other benefits include lower operating and maintenance costs for architects, builders, and homeowners and allow faster construction building time and less expense. Installation of SABS is easy to learn and construction is already underway in the United States and several developing countries.
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