NAHB: Green Home Tour

Completed last fall but still on the market, this home features signage throughout designed to educate potential buyers about itsthe home’s high-performance and eco-friendly features.

The Eco Building Group home includes an outdoor shower, a feature designed to attract outdoorsy buyers drawn to the nearby state park.

A river rock shower floor is one of many unique details of the Eco Building Group house.

Eco Building Group’s Hank Wall’s woodworking background is apparent throughout this high-end home, including the inlays, details, and trim on the staircase, made with locally sourced Tennessee white oak.

Nestled on a stunning wooded property, Chandler Design-Build’s home includes so many sustainable features, the builder refers to it as "outrageously green."

Adding to the rustic look, the Chandler Design-Build house features Highland Craftsman’s Bark House shingle siding, which is reclaimed from trees harvested for other uses, log pillars, and rain chains.

Peachtree Energy Star-certified clerestory windows fill the Chandler Design-Build home with natural light.

Chandler used reclaimed heart pine flooring throughout the house.

The newer of the M Squared homes, recently completed, boasts geothermal heating, Solaris reflective shingles, tankless water heating, and rain barrels.

Completed in 2008, this M Squared house integrates with its wooded, lakeside lot via porches on three sides and bright, native landscaping.

Cimarron’s 1,237-square-foot model home includes Energy Star-rated appliances, Green Label-certified carpet, low-E windows, WaterSense-approved fixtures, and low-VOC paint.

Houses in this Cimarron neighborhood start in the mid-100s, a price accessible to many in the Raleigh-Durham area.

To remodel this 1910 home in downtown Durham, BuildSense deconstructed several apartment additions, raised the house 8 inches, and gutted the interior. They then added a new foundation, reframed portions, insulated the walls and roof, and opened up the first-floor layout.

Rich with character, this flooring was one of several materials BuildSense salvaged from the original home.

Relocated from another area of Raleigh, this Builders of Hope home was gutted and remodeled to NAHB, Energy Star, LEED, HealthyBuilt Home, and Advanced Energy’s SystemVision standards, but is priced below market rate.

Builders of Hope renovates abandoned or donated houses with spray-foam insulation, WaterSense-certified fixtures, Energy Star-rated appliances and lighting, fiber-cement siding, and sealed crawlspaces and attics.

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