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Builder's Digest

Your 2-minute guide to industry updates and local builder events.
May 2019
Advanced Framing Guide
As we all know, a structurally sound home is vital to the sustainability of that home. This is why structural integrity should be considered first and foremost when implementing advanced framing techniques. The good news is that there are several safe and easy ways to implement advanced framing techniques that every builder should consider to provide greater value and avoid rising costs. 
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Zero Energy Spotlight
Zero Energy Building in Apex
Offering solar doesn’t have to be complicated. We work with builders to make solar available and economical for your homebuyers while providing you with dependable margins. Our wholesale prices and seamless integration into your build process create a clear, risk-free blueprint to push your homes towards zero energy use.

Now, the town of Apex has made it easier & cheaper than ever to build solar into your homes with their new net metering interconnection and energy credit rollover. Ask us how we can get your customers to net zero energy use from the start, we're here to help! Email Sara Marston, our Zero Energy Specialist to get started today. 
Go Zero Energy Ready
Community Reporting
Visually compelling storytelling can help developers and builders stand out and attract more buyers. As part of our sustainability reporting, community reports utilize your performance data and provide high-powered visualization tools that highlight your sustainability efforts. You can then share with prospective homebuyers, existing community members, builders, and more as you take pride in your high-performance community. 
Tell Your Story
Upcoming Events
October 6-7, 12-14 and 19-21
12pm - 5pm
All Across the Triangle

It’s a ways away, but there are important dates coming up to make sure you maxmize benefits from your Parade entry. 
Enter Today
2019 Important Entry Dates

June 17
Regular Deadline
Affordable Entry Deadline ($250k & under)

July 15
Final Deadline
Birthday House Deadline (for homes previously entered)

September 24
Kickoff Party

September 26
Judging Day!

October 3
Awards Gala - Carolina Inn
Sierra Club of Durham, Orange, & Chatham Counties
Jun 19 | 6-8 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library

Come hear Jamie Hager of SEM as part of a panel on energy efficiency & water conservation
Meet Your Builder Services Team
Jim Middleton
Jim Middleton
Building Performance Technician

Where: Wilmington, NC
What's your hometown?
Frewsburg, NY

Eastern or Western BBQ Sauce?
I'm more of a dry rub BBQ guy (blasphemy, I know)

Favorite Local Restaurant?
Foxes Boxes is my favorite restaurant in town

Mountains or Beach?
At this point, I'd probably take the mountains over the beach

Wondering where your certification packets are?  They’re all available for download via our Builder Portal.  

Log-in information can be retrieved by contacting
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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