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Built with HercuTech, Zora Encanto community brings efficient, luxury homes to market

The community’s 109 luxury, ranch-style, rental homes, features numerous amenities in addition to a resort-inspired swimming pool, fitness center yoga lawn, grilling stations, and community fireplaces.
Zora Encanto provides state-of-the-art building technology with HercuTech
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Residents of the Zora Encanto community will soon be saving $15,000 annually on electricity bills thanks to the partnership of master developer Suncrest with the Tempe-based HercuTech.

Found just half a mile north of I-10 and two miles east of Loop 101, Zora Encanto is situated near many of the area’s largest employment hubs including Banner Estrella Medical Center, Luke Air Force Base, Westgate Entertainment District, the West Commerce Center, and the Central Phoenix Industrial District.

The community’s 109 luxury, ranch-style, rental homes, features the following amenities, in addition to a resort-inspired swimming pool, fitness center yoga lawn, grilling stations, community fireplaces and a multi-purpose event lawn:

  • A private walk-up entrance
  • Higher-end finishes
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Smart home technology
  • Wood-inspired flooring
  • 10-foot ceilings
  • Open concept kitchens with pantries
  • Doggy doors in every home
  • Large, private turf backyards

All homes in Zora Encanto have been built with HercuWall technology, representatives of the brand tell the Arizona Digital Free Press.

HercuTech’s lumber replacement, HercuWall, is an ICC-certified, panelized exterior made of insulating foam, reinforced with a patented steel HercuStrip, laminated with a weather-resistant barrier.

Also, the barrier is followed by site integrated concrete that provides greater strength, insulation, and energy efficiency than traditionally built homes, representatives of the brand say.

Zora Encanto will feature the Enhanced Living Package backed by HercuWall technology, allowing residents to enjoy lower energy bills, a quieter home, and healthier air quality, according to a press release.

“HercuTech is proud to partner with Suncrest at Zora Encanto. We believe HercuWall technology is what everyone should expect in today’s environment — a safer, stronger, quieter, healthier, and sustainable living experience, while simultaneously recognizing cost savings through lower utility bills and less maintenance costs,” said HercuTech CEO Jason Rhees in a prepared statement.

“The HercuWall system absolutely differentiates Zora Encanto from competing product in the market and highlights Suncrest’s commitment to building better and focusing on their residents’ experience and well-being.”

With the use of the HercuWall system at this community compared to 2×4 wood framing, Zora Encanto will save over 35,000KG of carbon emissions annually, reduce residents’ energy bills by over $15,000 annually, and has saved over 600 trees in the construction of this community, a press release states.

“We are extremely excited to partner with HercuTech at Zora Encanto and look forward to growing our relationship as we develop more luxury rental communities in the Phoenix Metro and other Suncrest markets,” said Mike Koch, managing partner of Suncrest. “They truly are an industry disrupter and we’re thrilled to offer our residents a higher level of privacy, sound proofing, significant savings on energy bills and other benefits that HercuWall offers.”

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