Community Home Trust in Orange County

Synergy Building is pleased to be finishing their  third and fourth homes for The Community Home Trust (CHT)–previously known as Orange Community Housing Land Trust (OCHLT.)  CHT is a private, nonprofit developer and steward of affordable housing in Orange County. Teaming with Synergy, CHT has built  four new “Green” homes in the last two years.  These homes, located in Carrboro meet Energy Star standards and System Vision re ... Read full post »

Advanced Framing Techniques

After numerous discussions and reviews with the Town of Carrboro regarding lot reconfigurations, storm water drainage issues. etc. etc., we are finally on our way to building two new energy efficient affordable homes  in Carrboro. There are many features of these homes we are building in conjunction with the Community Home Trust that contribute to their being a great example of affordable Green building. One that will no longer be evi ... Read full post »

Town of Chapel Hill Affordable Homes get a facelift

Affordable housing has been a goal for the Town of Chapel Hill for more than two decades.  Seven homes built in the Culbreth Park Community made up one of their first projects.  Synergy Building Company was proud to combine their efforts with the Town of Chapel Hill, and the Community Home Trust to provide these  seven homes with some much needed attention.   Repairs were made to the existing decks,  all the old Masonite siding and ... 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 »

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 »