From our press release:
Durham’s First LEED Certified House Receives Gold Rating
Durham, NC – When Triangle based NC Green Build set out to build Durham’s first LEED Certified, energy efficient house they were striving to make it competitively priced with other more standard-built, new construction homes in the area. In order to keep costs down their original target was to just achieve the program’s ‘Certified’ level. The LEED program offers 4 certification levels: Certified, Sliver, Gold, and Platinum. “We were trying to meet the most beneficial requirements of the program but still produce an affordable house. That is why we originally targeted the lowest certification level the program offers,” said Steve Frasher, one of the company’s co-founders. “But as we got going we realized that we could achieve additional requirements of the program with relatively little increase in cost, and by the time we were done adding other important additional Green features we realized we had achieved the Gold level.”
More: Gold Rating given to the Triangle’s first LEED Certified house on the market…
The Green House Next Door: An Interview
The 208 Regiment Way house in Durham has energy-efficient features.
From the curb, it looks like thousands of homes scattered across the Carolinas, with a welcoming porch, mullioned windows, neutral paint and room in the garage for Mom’s SUV and Dad’s sedan. You wouldn’t guess that the two-story just built on a Durham cul-de-sac was designed to be kind to the planet and to the pocketbook.
Built by NC Green Build, the home is a textbook example of green construction – designed to be stingy on energy and water use and provide clean air indoors. Outdoors, drought-tolerant landscaping needs little water and will help keep runoff out of the city’s stormwater system.
Steve Frasher, co-owner and manager of NC Green Build, talked with features editor Carole Tanzer Miller about the energy-saving aspects of the home, which recently received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification.
Read the transcript of Steve Frasher’s interview on the News & Observer website.
NC Green Build is constructing the first LEED-certified single-family home in Durham
208 Regiment Open House
The Herald Sun newspaper of Durham has a feature article on NC Green Build’s open house event
for the 208 Regiment house. The article details some of the energy-saving features found in the home and how they compare to a typical home’s energy inefficiency.
The successful open house event for the 208 Regiment home drew excited neighbors and green-focused professionals alike. Vistors, including Durham Mayor, Bill Bell, came from as far away as Winston-Salem, NC to see NC Green Build’s energy efficient methods.
Mayor Bill Bell Learns More About NCGB's Green Building Methods
Read The Herald Sun’s article:
LEED-Certified home nears completion
“Green building is good building”: A new home rises in Western Durham
Air Tight Sheathing Goes Up During Framing
The Durham news website, Bull City Rising
, takes a two-part look at green construction. Part 1
features our environmentally-friendly home, 208 Regiment
, that’s being built in Western Durham. Part 2
relays what some independent green building experts have to say about trends in the field, but also continues to prominently references the 208 Regiment