CCCC - a Leader in Green Technologies

Celebrating Green Central 2011

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Central Carolina Community College Library and Sustainabile Technology Buildings

  • 764 West St
  • Pittsboro, NC 27312

Two new buildings have opened on the CCCC Campus in Pittsboro, both are slated to be awarded the United States Green Building LEED Gold award for energy efficiency and sustainable design.

  • Sustainable Landscape Design
  • Solar thermal water and heating system
  • Daylighting
  • Living Roof
  • Low VOC products used throughout
  • Extensive stormwater management system
  • Alternative waste water treatment system
  • Green Building and Renewable Energy Laboraties
  • Bioufels production classroom and laboratory

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1 - Small B&B Cafe, Green Door Design-Build

  • Address Coming,
  • October 13th

Small B&B New Construction/Renovation Gut renovation of main house as residence/cafe/B&B office, added porch & deck; new construction of four bedroom suites as outbuildings using various construction techniques.

  • Solar Hot Water System
  • Catchment/Harvesting Systems
  • Structural Insulated Panels
  • Use Of Sustainable Materials
  • Water Efficient Landscaping
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2 - Davis House

  • Address Coming,
  • October 13th

The intent of this home was to show that a common home with some attention to key details could achieve a much higher percent of its comfort and efficiency, etc potential such that it would end up being a very high performance home. It was designed and built to show that a really wonderful home does not need to utilize exotic or expensive measures. One specific item was the use of very inexpensive windows to demonstrate that a home could perform well even without high end windows.

  • Closed Crawl Space
  • Insulation: 2x6-R19 Walls, R22 Floor, R30 Ceiling
  • Emergency Water Supplies
  • Air Tight Independently Ducted Energy Recovery Ventilator
  • Solar Electric System

3 - Carolina Country Builders & Alicia Ravetto Architect

  • Address Coming,
  • October 13th

The Carolina Country Builders garage, kitchen, living room plus additional spaces renovation / addition project relied heavily on integrating artistic considerations and energy efficient / green building materials as primary design criteria. This project incorporates numerous green building strategies. The Carolina Country Builders home will be nearly complete at tour time and is located within view of the Haw River.

  • Low And No Voc Interior Paints
  • Efficient Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Geothermal Hvac For Main House
  • Recycled Content In Rubber Flooring
  • Kitchen And Bath Exhaust Fans Connected Directly To The Exterior Of Envelope
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4 - Jemison Home, Sungardenhouses

  • Address Coming,
  • October 13th

This 3128 square foot active and passive solar home (and 600 square foot solar-tempered dance studio) in northern Chatham County is finished this year. The owner will enjoy an active solar thermal system to supply hot water and radiant heat to her five bedroom home and in-ground saltwater pool. Come learn about the array of cost-effective construction materials that Sungarden Houses provides to allow years of maintenance-free living while enjoying state and federal tax credits. Sungarden Houses (www.sungardenhouses.com)

  • Autoclaved, aerated concrete (AAC) exterior wall system
  • No maintenance tinted & scored concrete floors
  • 26 gauge Galvalume steel "100 year" roof
  • In-floor radiant hydronic heat
  • Recovered heart-of-pine flooring
  • Hypoallergenic surfaces throughout
  • Low-E glass in north, east and west windows
  • Roof garden and in-ground saltwater pool
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5 - MCF Builders, Inc.

  • Address Coming,
  • October 13th
  • Extensive rain gardens
  • Energy efficiency measures: Advanced Framing 2*6 walls 24i oc, spray foam in walls and attic, dual fuel heat pumps, hurd low e windows
  • Low voc cabinetry and voc paints
  • Solar Hot Water System
  • Geothermal HVAC
  • 2kw PV for electric
  • Renewable Energy Focus in entire neighborhood
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6 - Silverwood

  • Address Coming,
  • October 13th

Energy efficiency meets elegant design in this new high performance solar home! The one story open floorplan, with attached garage and full basement, lives like a typical mainstream home yet has estimated operating costs of only $86/month. Good design, attention to detail during construction, an air tight insulation package and active solar systems make this new home as efficient as it is beautiful!

  • AET Solar Water Heating System
  • Formaldehyde-Free Cabinetry
  • Tempered Passive Solar Design
  • Solar Oriented
  • 15 SEER Engineered HVAC System With Programmable Thermostat And Fresh Air Intake
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7 - Parr Home, Chandler Design-Build

  • Address Coming,
  • October 13th

The house will be under construction during the tour but the ten inch, double-stud construction and over-all integration of details makes it a very exciting home to see especially as it will be still in framing during the tour. We are using a very affordable and rugged slab edge detail with termite flashing poured into the edge of the concrete and three inches of blue board around the edge and under the concrete. We'll have a structured plumbing system for more efficient and fast hot water delivery, the split heat pump water heaters are new to the US market (not a tank-top heat pump water heater) and have not been used much for grid tie solar radiant on the east coast. Chandler Design-Build (www.chandlerdesignbuild.com)

  • Solar Electric System
  • Water Efficient Landscaping
  • Southern Energy Management
  • Use of Sustainable Materials
  • Split Air-To-Water Heat Pump
  • Aging In Place Design
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