NanaWall Systems Featured in Four Homes at Solar Decathlon 2013

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International Building Competition in Irvine, Calif. Promotes Sustainable Home Design

Rendering of the Stevens Institute of Technology's Solar Decathlon project called "Ecohabit".

Since 2005, NanaWall opening glass wall systems have been utilized in nearly a dozen different solar decathlon homes, said Ebrahim Nana, CEO of NanaWall Systems.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is around the corner and four homes out of 19 will feature NanaWall Systems, the industry leader in opening glass wall systems. Competition is fierce as collegiate teams showcase their projects in this international event that demands the most efficient and sustainable solar-powered home design.

Every two years, the Solar Decathlon has challenged collegiate teams to design and build houses that are affordable, energy-efficient and attractive. Teams spend nearly two years working on projects before traveling with their homes to Irvine to compete in contests from October 3rd-13th. The contests are designed to gauge how well a project performs, measuring everything from maintaining a specific temperature range in the home to producing solar energy to run household appliances.

“Since 2005, NanaWall opening glass wall systems have been utilized in nearly a dozen different solar decathlon homes,” said Ebrahim Nana, CEO of NanaWall Systems. “Our units provide a sound economic and environmental investment without the sacrifice of aesthetics, and we are proud to participate in this important competition that inspires clean energy for residential construction.”

Four Solar Decathlon teams will incorporate NanaWall Systems units into their projects:

  •     University of Nevada, Las Vegas with project “DesertSol”
  •     Stevens Institute of Technology with project “Ecohabit”
  •     University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College with project “ADAPT”
  •     University of Southern California with project “fluxHome”

“To celebrate the temperate, Southern California climate, we want to create an efficient home that removes the boundaries between indoor and outdoor environments,” said Tyler Zalmanzig, construction manager and site superintendent, University of Southern California. “The NanaWall SL45 system is a key feature of fluxHome that helps our goal of creating this desired indoor/outdoor living experience.”

Visitors of the Solar Decathlon will have the opportunity to tour the houses and learn about energy-saving ideas to implement into their own homes. A NanaWall Systems representative will also be in attendance at the competition to answer any questions.

ABOUT NanaWall Systems
With 25 years of engineering experience and more than a million opening glass panels installed worldwide, NanaWall Systems is the industry leader, trusted by architects, design professionals and homeowners. Providing precision engineered opening glass wall systems, the NanaWall product line offers countless style options, unsurpassed durability and superior performance—all based on a foundation of rigorous testing, research and innovation.

NanaWall Systems is located in Corte Madera, California, with 22 showroom and design studio locations across North America. NanaWall Systems is the exclusive North American partner of Solarlux Germany, the world leader in operable glass wall technology. For more information, visit or call 800-873-5673.

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