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Builder's Digest

Your 2-minute guide to industry updates and local builder events.
July 2018
How Walkability Affects Home Prices
Do you know your Walk Score?

When it comes to building a green home, high performance isn’t the only aspect to focus on. How close a residence is to shops, amenities, and places of work is an important consideration for promoting a more environmentally friendly community. The more walkable a neighborhood is, the easier it is for residents to travel where they need to by foot instead of relying on personal transportation.

This is where Walk Score comes in – a public resource that evaluates a property’s “walkability”. According to Walk Score, 56% of millennials prefer a walkable neighborhood and they’re willing to pay more for it.

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Get Recognized
NAHB Best in Green Awards

The Best in Green (BIG) Awards are the home building industry’s most prominent awards recognizing projects and individuals that are leading the way in high performance and sustainability. If your project is applying for other NAHB Awards OR if it is NGBS Certified, the entry fee is only $50!  

Categories include Homes, Remodels, Communities, and Sales, which means there's something for everyone! To see all the categories and apply, visit the NAHB 2018 Best In Green (BIG) Awards website. Winners will be announced at the 2019 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.

The application deadline is August 24.

Apply Now →
Don't Miss It
High Performance Homes for the Highly Distracted
Bull City Burger and Brewery
Thursday, August 2  |  3:30-5pm

SEM is excited to participate in the High Performance Building Council’s August Event: High Performance Homes for the Highly Distracted! We'll be part of a panel covering all the main principles of green building – IN UNDER 7 MINUTES!

From Tar-paper to Tesla, join us for a PechaKucha performance party and enjoy a fast-paced download on High-Performance Building!

What Is It?
Japanese for "chit chat", PechaKucha is a presentation style that forces folks to be short, sweet and to the point. It's also entertaining.

How do you say it?

FREE to all HPBC Members that pre-register! 

Register Now →
We look forward to seeing you there!
Meet Your Rater
Aaron Hope
Rating Turf:
Durham, Wake Forest, Youngsville, and Raleigh
Where do your sports allegiances lie?
All things University of Michigan. Go Blue!

Eastern or Western BBQ?  Eastern NC vinegar-based BBQ is the only way to live!

Mountains or beach?  Find me a beach along a mountain range.

Fun facts about you:  I'm a new dad.
I was in a Go-go band in college.
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!​
Jamie Hager
c: 919-538-8700
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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