Renovate for Family Gatherings!

The aim in this renovation was to create an energy efficient home where family gatherings could occur. The existing garage was transformed to a living space. A two story addition made room for a new garage and exercise room, as well as a bedroom and bath, with a sun-room. A local architect, and engineers, were able to work with Synergy to develop the plans for the project. The challenge was draining, which needed drastic improvement an ... Read full post »

The foundation has begun!

In addition to the work on the geothermal heat pump we have been getting started  on the foundation of our net-zero project in Durham.  The foundation for this project has included a combination of 10″ poured concrete walls (where significant retainage is needed)  and standard concrete block where the grade is less severe. The penetrations in the poured concrete wall show the large opening where our mechanicals,  (electric, plumb ... 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 »