The SURE House Stevens Institute witnessed firsthand the
impact of Super-storm Sandy. The SURE House offers a new model of uncompromised coastal living that incorporates at its core both Sustainability and Resilience. The innovative building envelope provides a 90% reduction in energy consumption. The SURE House’s Resilient Power and Heating
System produces more energy than needed throughout
the year, and is capable of providing emergency power for both the home and community during extended outages. Our modest 1,000-ft2 home provides an ultra-efficient interior, balanced by a generous sequence of exterior
living spaces. Carefully designed deployable shutters provide summer shading, maximizing winter solar gains, and protection during storm events. Sure House: a new direction for coastal housing.