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This client has a 7.7kW roof-mounted system with SunPower 335W modules divided into two arrays. Southern Energy Management worked very closely with the homeowner’s local HOA to gain approval for installation on the front of the house as well as registering the client for the Progress Energy SunSense rebate program.
Originally constructed in 1908, the Edward Kidder Graham House is a Historic home
centered on UNC’s Campus. The renovation includes all new insulation, lighting,
appliances, mechanical systems, roofing, cedar shake siding and windows, while
salvaging 50% of the original flooring, reclaimed heart pine for remaining flooring,
refinished original interior doors and native landscaping. The home is pursuing Silver
Certification under the 2012 National Green Building Standards Remodeling
Certification Program, with an estimated 40.3% reduction in energy use and a 59%
increase in water efficiency based on the renovations! This piece of NC history is
ready for its next 100 years.
This home achieved a HERS Score of 49 without the assistance of renewable energy. Through simple framing, insulation, and mechanical upgrades Homes by Dickerson was able to break the sub-50 threshold. Homes By Dickerson has been a long time partner and friend of SEM and we’re ecstatic to see them continue as a leader in the Raleigh housing market.
Terramor donated over $200,000 to build the Duke Children’s Hospital Miracle Home. SEM proudly donated the ecoSelect certification and the home came in with a HERS score of 65! The home also went on to become a silver winner in the parade of homes!
SEM was up to the challenge of this significant infill project in the heart of the Buckhead section of Atlanta. With 355 units and five floors of living space over a parking garage on an infill site, the construction schedule was challenging but SEM was on time for every needed inspection. NGBS Bronze certification proved to be an asset and never a hindrance in making this project a success for the developer, Crescent Communities.
SEM was highly recommended to the project architect, Smith Gee Studio, by another firm we had worked closely with. This 282 unit, NGBS Bronze, project is the cornerstone of the urban redevelopment of the former Werthen Mill site in Nashville, TN. Having an experienced, reliable partner was critical to assuring the green building verification that was an important component of the projects philosophy. SEM was involved every step of the way, working closely with both the architect and general contractor to assure success.
Camden Development asked SEM to serve as the third party verifier for this 300 unit garden style market rate community. SEM staff utilized on-line meetings to provided plan reviews and pre-construction consulting with the project team. We also monitored schedules with the site superintendent to assure timely inspections during construction. Inspections where conducted on schedule even with the project located 600 miles from our home office. Attention to detail helped assure that all units achieved NGBS Silver level certification.
SEM worked closely with the developer, Northwood Ravin, to assure successful green building certification for this 215 unit property located in a very desirable submarket in the Triangle Research Park area of NC. SEM’s project manager was involved every step of the way including developing the green building project criteria, pre-construction meetings, site meetings and field walks, pre-drywall & final inspections, and project documentation submittals for final certification. SEM’s attention to detail, ongoing communications and professional execution is appreciated by developers and general contractors.
This 0n-campus housing development is the first LEED for Homes complex on Elon’s Campus, making Elon the first university in NC to have 6 LEED for Homes certified structures on its campus. SEM provided Energy Star Certification and performance testing for LEED-H certification for the project and worked with a complex project team effectively by assuring project objectives, responsibilities and deliverables were understood by all.
Over 450 homes certified LEED-H Silver to date at this military based in Jacksonville, NC. SEM has been both the LEED for Homes Provider as well as Green Rater for all of these homes, streamlining the certification process. We have worked closely with project’s general contractor to synchronize site inspections with construction schedules thereby optimizing productivity and minimizing travel for onsite inspections. Our experience and capability is valuable to general contractors that are working with ambitious construction schedules and tight inspection timeframes.
Our client determined that green building certification was a market advantage well after pre-construction planning and design of this 265 unit market rate project. SEM fast-tracked project review and outlined needed steps to be taken for compliance with National Green Building Standard Certification Program. We provided communications with the entire project team to assure understanding and agreement with program standards and scopes to go forward. Close coordination with the general contractor and developer was essential to assuring project success without unnecessary delays.
Project funding for 48 units of affordable housing required compliance with multiple building performance programs including DOE Builders Challenge, EPA’s Energy Star for Homes, & USGBC LEED-H. As an approved provider and verifier performance programs for all 3 buildings, our broad experience and expertise helped to simplify the process for the project team. SEM streamlined verification and documentation processes and managed the submissions for all program requirements. This eliminated unnecessary work on the part of the general contractor and sub trades.
This 40 unit LIHTC project combined new construction and adaptive reuse of a historic school building to achieve Energy Star Certification. SEM’s experience and expertise with both new and existing construction was valuable in assisting the general contractor to comply with necessary program standards in the most cost effective and expedient means possible. On site meetings and inspections prior to and throughout construction assured the project met all program requirements without any unnecessary delays in construction.
This 60 unit LIHTC funded project featured 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments achieving USGBC LEED-H and Energy Star Certification. SEM provided at review of project specifications, pre-construction training, and technical assistance with contractor and subs, as well as onsite verification and performance testing for program compliance.
This 188 unit market rate project achieved National Green Building Certification at the Bronze level. Our experience was a major asset in assisting the developer and the general contractor to achieve their first NGBCP certification. SEM met all schedule requirements, including multiple on site inspections, for this fast moving project.