Tempe-Based HercuTech Partnering with Suncrest to Bring 109 Luxury, Sustainable Rental Homes to West Phoenix

Zora Encanto, which is now leasing, will reduce residents energy bills by over $15,000 annually thanks to the HercuWall® building system

Residents of the Zora Encanto community in the West Valley will soon be saving $15,000 annually on electricity bills thanks to the partnership of master developer Suncrest with the Tempe-based eco-friendly HercuTech.

Lease ups have begun at this 109-unit gated community of luxury, sustainable rental homes. Located just half a mile north of I-10 and two miles east of Loop 101, Zora Encanto is ideally 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, will each feature 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

Behind the paint though, is where residents will truly benefit, particularly in Phoenix’s warm climate. All homes in Zora Encanto have been built with HercuWall® technology. HercuTech’s lumber replacement, HercuWall, is an ICC-certified, panelized exterior and demising wall system technology disrupting the construction industry today. Made of insulating foam, reinforced with a patented steel HercuStrip™, laminated with a weather-resistant barrier, and followed by site integrated concrete, it provides greater strength, insulation, and energy efficiency than traditionally built homes. 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.

“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. “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.”

As electricity rates continue to rise and the need for better-built housing becomes increasingly evident, Zora Encanto was built to outperform projects built with traditional construction. 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.

“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.”

MEB Management Services, an award-winning multi-family property management firm, will be managing the lease up and property management at Zora Encanto in Phoenix.

Homes in the Zora Encanto community can be reserved by visiting ZoraEncanto.com.

For more information on HercuTech or HercuWall® visit www.hercutech.com or call 480.284.4535.