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These Self-Sustaining Custom Luxury Homes Put The Mod In Modular

February 28, 2020
What happens when you take Tesla technology and add it to the home construction process? That’s the question S2A Modular Homes is answering with their line of #GreenLuxHome. This pioneering firm puts the mod in modular: a green revolution of self-sustaining, custom luxury home designs that are architecturally inspired. Impressive interiors include cutting-edge appliances, recycled materials and pre-installed smartphone-controlled settings. “Our building materials are made to be sustainable and are voltage-powered,” explains John Rowland, President of S2A. “We use a special type of graphene solar panels made in Poland that are paired with Tesla Powerwalls. During the day, the homes are 100% self-sustaining from the solar panels on the roof, and in the evening, the excess solar energy feeds the battery power of the Tesla Powerwall.” Night or day, the Net Zero-designed homes equate to no heating or electric bills, and homeowners may even receive payments from the electric company for adding surplus power to the grid. There’s even enough electricity to power an electric vehicle. Rowland was drawn to this technology in 2015 when he was involved in the engineering and building of one of the country’s first Tesla Powerwall homes. Fascinated by the idea of an off-the-grid home, he developed what he calls a #GreenLuxHome, which is built in a state-of-the-art factory. “For years, there was a stigma against manufactured and modular homes,” Rowland notes.“People thought they looked like trailers or HUD projects. We design beautiful homes in a factory that are green and come with no utility bills or worries about power loss.” He points to the country’s vulnerable and antiquated power grid as well as dipping property values as the main reasons homebuyers visit S2A. “We are working on a 55+ adult community called Bahia Village, which is one of the first off-grid communities in the country,” Rowland comments, adding “It’s a large-scale community of 71 single-family homes with two-car garages in Riverside County, California. Each home comes with a Tesla Model 3 car to continue the eco-friendly aspect of the neighborhood.” Giving back is also important to Rowland, who hopes to play a major role assisting the homeless in Southern California. “The homeless population is out of hand and heartbreaking,” he remarks. “LA County is paying $502,000 per door to house the homeless, and a lot of that cost comes from adding infrastructure like gas and utilities which are expensive to set up and maintain. I developed a small ‘micro’ home that uses no gas, propane or electric, and is solar and battery operated. We’re making it available to cities, municipalities and counties across the U.S. for less than $40,000.” Rowland is expanding S2A’s homebuilding projects beyond California to Florida, Ohio, Texas and Oregon. “We are going nationwide and developing a series of factories across the country to make shipping easier.” The controlled environment inside the factory means S2A Modular homes can be built in as little as six weeks. “This is the future of home building,” Rowland concludes.
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John Rowland Interviewed on Digital Trends Live!

February 19, 2020

President and co-founder of S2A Modular explains some of the cutting-edge technology that is incorporated into every S2A Modular #GreenLuxHome.

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S²A Modular has an exclusive graphene solar PV technology to power its green homes

January 15, 2020

S2A Modular – creator of an electrically self-sustaining smart-connected luxury residence, the #GreenLuxHome (which we profiled in our Countdown to 2020 series)– is the only modular residential/commercial building entity with the right to feature patented PV Graf technology from FreeVolt, a disruptive European solar company that has developed the world’s first and only graphene solar panel.

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Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: John Rowland from S²A Modular

July 29, 2019

Who are you, and what do you do?

My name is John Rowland and I’m the president and co-founder of S2A Modular. I consider myself a visionary with a passion for designing homes, communities and real estate. My 20+ years of experience spans across land entitlement, land development and development feasibility analysis – but most recently, has shifted focus to engineering the most advanced, self-sufficient homes in the world.

After seeing a gap in the market, my partner Brian Kuzdas and I founded S2A Modular – the company to produce electrically self-sustaining, custom luxury homes. We’re changing the way the world understands residential buildings – creating a new standard in stylish design, construction speed, tailor-made features with high-end materials, “surplus energy income” and smart-connected living.

What problem does your product/service solve?

There’s a multitude of worldwide changes happening in the residential and commercial real estate industry that our #GreenLuxHomes address:

  • Energy bills are rising and there’s too much reliance on an energy grid that’s vulnerable and antiquated.
  • Property values are dipping
  • Commercial buildings are inefficient.
  • New houses haven’t caught up to advances in technology
  • Sustainability is changing worldwide

S2A Modular is truly creating a new category of custom homes that simply aren’t comparable to any traditional site-built, modular or other types of residences. An S2A home is immediately superior in long-term value, upon appraisal, to a traditional home – and for good reason. Simply put, a Green Lux Home saves money, time and energy, while reflecting the ultimate level of sustainability, luxurious design, high-end materials, full smart home ecosystem features and an overall better way of living. Our homes are constructed with high-end custom or predesigned models and superior performance materials, which provides self-sustaining power, using exclusive energy storage and solar technology that eliminates energy bills (and may even result in energy companies paying you for your contribution back to the grid). Our homes are fully connected smart homes with smart appliances, energy features and security features controlled with a single mobile app. Not to mention, all these exclusive features result in a higher home value than traditional homes.

What are you most excited about right now?

I’m most excited to be bringing our product to mass market. Over the past year, we’ve focused our efforts on fundraising, networking with key industry players, getting involved in major sectors of the market, showcasing how our product works and the impact we can make on the world. We’ve truly been focused on building a strong foundation that can help us take S2A Modular worldwide, even further than we could’ve ever imagined.

What’s next for you?

We’re working on something exciting for 2020, which we haven’t actually shared too much of yet. S2A Modular is currently developing housing solutions for the nation’s homelessness population by providing affordable, sustainable housing that can be built for 20 cents on the dollar compared to similar structures being purchased by the U.S. government. We plan to sell these homes nationwide for less than the cost of an average car, and they’ll be electrically self-sustaining to run completely off grid.

We’re also in the works of finalizing a licensing agreement, which will allow us to expand the S2A MegaFactory worldwide.  We will be working with a few major industry partners to quickly and efficiently build and fulfill large orders of #GreenLuxHomes across the globe.

What’s a cause you’re passionate about and why?

There’s a huge human trafficking problem right now, and as a father, this cause is near and dear to my heart. I recently got involved in supporting the organization Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), which works to rescue victims of human trafficking and sex trafficking, with a specific focus on children. Over the past five years, O.U.R. has rescued 2,603 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 1,365 traffickers around the world.  To support this organization, I took a little-known passion of mine in the design, engineering and manufacturing of sunglasses to donate 100 pairs of glasses that will be sold to help raise money to support the work of O.U.R. This is an incredible organization and it was an honor to be able to use my passion in sunglass design to support their efforts to help human trafficking victims.

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CleanTechnica – S²A Modular Offers Affordable Net Zero Homes With Renewable Energy Components

April 1, 2019

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New Home Source – 5 Green Design Trends for Custom Homes

March 21, 2019

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Renewable Energy Magazine – Self-sustaining renewable energy smart homes: An interview with Brian Kuzdas of S²A Modular

March 21, 2019

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Unique Homes – CUSTOM HOMES SET NEW EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR BOTH ENERGY AND CONSTRUCTION

February 5, 2019

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Malaysia News Yahoo – The Tesla of Homes? The First-Ever Electrically Self-Sustaining Luxury House is Here

January 28, 2019

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Robb Report – The Tesla of Homes? The First-Ever Electrically Self-Sustaining Luxury House is Here

January 28, 2019

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