Flooring included high end carpet and padding in living areas.The carpet and tile were chosen by the owners, with help from the staff at Frazee Carpets & Interiors in Durham. The cabinets were purchased from Ikea, and assembled by Synergy.
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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 requirements as verified by Advanced Energy of Raleigh. The first of these home completed for CHT was featured in Chapel Hill's Green Building Tour in May of 2008.
These homes include an open floor plan with first floor Master bedroom, two additional bedrooms upstairs and two full baths.In addition to their spectacular floor plans they feature the following energy efficient items:
- Advanced Framing techniques ( a collection of techniques to reduce construction waste and the lumber required for wood-framed houses, while increasing energy efficiency and simplifying framing layout)
- Sealed attic and crawl space
- High-efficiency HVAC system
- Cold air ventilation system
- Spray foam insulation from Allied Spray Foam
- Energy Star® appliances
- Low- or no-VOC paints, caulks, & adhesives for good indoor air quality
- Low-flow plumbing fixtures
- Low E windows
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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 plans and specifications to build three new homes in Carrboro that will qualify as Energy Star projects, and will be evaluated by the Advanced Energy program.
The homes will be built on infill lots in Carrboro, feature sealed crawlspaces, advanced framing, spray foam insulation, high efficiency hvac systems, Energy Star appliances, ventilation recovery systems, low VOC paint, fire sprinkler systems, and much more.