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Builder's Digest

Your 2-minute guide to industry updates and local builder events.
August 2018
NC Adopts New Energy Rating Index (ERI) Option
ERI Option Will Be Easier & Cost-Effective

The Energy Rating Index (ERI) is new to the 2018 Building Code. It will allow builders to use a HERS Index Score to demonstrate a home’s compliance with the residential building code. So long as you meet or exceed the HERS Score for your climate zone, you’ll be allowed to use trade-offs from the prescriptive code. All homes permitted on or after July 1st, 2018 are eligible to use the new ERI option.

We think that builders will find the new ERI option to be an easier and more cost-effective alternative to the REScheck moving forward. Click here to read our full breakdown of the new ERI option

 

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10% Discount on Solar for Builders
Save Big On Solar!

Hopefully, you’re already aware of our Zero Energy Blueprint program -- which is designed to make offering solar a seamless upgrade option in the new home process. Did you also know that we’re proud to offer a 10% discount to all of our builder partners?

If you’re building a personal house or are interested in adding solar to your current home:
Contact us today to claim your 10% partner discount!

 

Apply Now →
Don't Miss It
21st Century Building Expo & Conference
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC 28202

September 11th - 13th  

Join us as we celebrate home building! Come find us at Booth 216. We want to help you market and sell energy efficient homes! Interested in education opportunities? We’re providing a RESNET HERS Associate Course September 13th 8am-11:30am Room 205 to provide professionals a working knowledge of the HERS Index. Know more. Sell More! 

Register Now →
We look forward to seeing you there!
Parade of Homes
October 5-7, 12-14, & 19-21

The parade will be here before we know it and the SEM team is hard at work to make sure you’re supported. We’re working on a tailored support package for each home on the parade -- we’ll be reaching out to you individually over the coming weeks to discuss your parade needs in-depth. In the meantime, please use our Parade Resource Center to ensure you have all the collateral you want/need for the tour!

Meet Your Rater
Robert Leone
Rating Turf:
Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Apex, & Angier

 
Where do your sports allegiances lie?
I am a soccer fan, so North Carolina FC.

Hometown? 
Tappan in Upstate New York--but now I live in Apex.

Favorite local restaurant? 
Gonza Tacos in Cary at Waverly Place.

Fun facts about you:  
I was a prince in a different life.
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
c: 919-454-6412
e: tfearrington@southern-energy.com
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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