Moving Day!

Move-in was on the 15th and it went well. Being in feels very good. The colors work. The floor finish is impressive. The stained finish on the interior doors is beautiful. The kitchen countertop goes very well. It’s been neat starting up all the new appliances. I’ve cooked several meals already. The Zephyr range hood is striking. The built-ins by the fireplace, after getting the books and handicrafts on the shelves, lend that homey ... Read full post »

Affordable Green Homes? Yes, we can!

Partnering with the Community Home Trust, Synergy Building has recently broken ground on their third and fourth energy efficient affordable homes. This project was slow to get started due to the complications caused when lot lines are reconfigured.  On this project, the Home Trust has reconfigured a lot that already had one of their existing affordable homes, in a manner to accommodate two additional homes.   This type of infill res ... Read full post »

Second OCH&LT Affordable Home Starts

Our second green built affordable home for the Orange  Community Housing and Land Trust is under way.    Architect David Ripperton donated his time to put the plans together for these homes. In addition to putting together a great plan with a very functional traffic pattern and many special features, he did a great job of making spaces and  room sizes that allow the use of standard length framing materials – which helps substant ... Read full post »

Can Green be affordable?

Building an energy efficient home that qualifies as part of an affordable home project may seem unrealistic……but that is exactly the project initiated by the Orange Community Housing and Land Trust. Synergy  is very excited to be involved in this venture, and believes that the project will demonstrate that quality built energy efficient homes can also be affordable homes. Synergy has been working with the Land Trust to develop pl ... Read full post »

Worry free Building

Progressive Construction Company places Emphasis on Enviroment-friendly and Budget-friendly Living Spaces By Benji Cauthren, Correspondent CARRBORO — Some of the best houses Rick Allen and Tom Howlett build begin on cocktail napkins rather than as architect’s blueprints. That’s because Allen and Howlett get just as much of a kick out of the creative process as they do watching the actual bricks and mortar building. This is why th ... Read full post »