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Builder's Digest

Your 2-minute guide to industry updates and local builder events.
December 2018

*Happy Holidays from Southern Energy Management*

Wrap Your Ducts Tight(er) Next Year!

After the Time’s Square Ball drops and the confetti settles,  all homes permitted on or after January 1, 2019 must meet the new duct leakage target of 5% total leakage or 4% leakage to outside (and under the new HERO code: a mandatory requirement of 3% or less leakage to outside).  While this may not sound like a lot, these numbers represent almost a 20% reduction in overall leakage from the current 6% threshold.  We believe this new duct leakage requirement will be one of the most challenging changes in the 2018 North Carolina Energy Conservation Code (NCECC). Our energy efficiency experts have put together some Pro Tips to help you avoid leaking away profits! 

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Zero Energy Spotlight
Sweetwater by ExperienceOne Homes is a Zero Energy Blueprint partner committed to building high quality, ecoSelect certified homes in Apex, NC, just south of Raleigh. All ecoSelect homes are performance tested, including features like energy efficient lighting, high efficiency HVAC, low flow fixtures, and advanced air sealing. Sweetwater by ExperienceOne Homes also offers solar as an option to all buyers, giving everyone the chance to go solar and have savings like these!
SEM installed this 4.6kw solar system as part of the Zero Energy program. The home is called the Franklin - Georgian Colonial, part of the Savannah collection at Sweetwater. It is beauty & luxury with low energy costs in one package!
If you are ready to take your high performance homes to the next level, we're here for you!  We partner with builders to make solar accessible and affordable for your homebuyers while providing you with dependable margins.
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Meet Your Rater
Ulysses Cann
Rating Turf:
Eastern Wake County,
I'm a highway man too.
What's your hometown?
Havelock, NC

Unique/Cool Hobby? 
Frisbee Golf (Frolf) before the sun sets

Fun fact we may not know about you?
I worked as a Teppanyaki Chef for 10 years

Where do your sports allegiances lie?
I’m a martial arts/combat sports fan. No allegiances, just a love for the game.
Talk to Us
Are you able to sell the value of home performance? Give me a call to discuss a program that meets your vision and goals. We're here to help!​

Taylor Fearrington
As a Certified B Corp, we believe companies should make more than just money; they should make a difference. That's why we're passionate about empowering developers and builders to create, market, and sell high-quality and sustainable homes and communities. With over 17 years of experience, we have the expertise and proven process to help you elevate your homes to the top of the market and cash in on incentives in the process.
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