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Chatham Cottage II

Welcome - Chatham Cottage II is a small, affordable and energy efficient home built by Sustainability Technologies students at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro, NC.

The Auction

Students Working on House

Chatham Cottage II is currently still under construction. Details regarding the auction will be posted as they develop. Please see below for details regarding the first auction and sale.

Auction of the first Chatham Cottage

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The first Chatham Cottage was auctioned on June 7, 2013 by auctioneer Gary Phillips of Weaver Street Realty.


  1. A 10% deposit of the bid price will be required on the day of sale with the balance due within ten (10) days after confirmation of the sale by the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees. The transfer of the bid property shall not take place until the sale has been confirmed by the Board and the purchaser has complied with the terms of the bid. The Board may reject any and all bids if it determines the bid received is not adequate.
  2. All property must be removed by the buyer from premises within thirty (30) days from the date the CCCC Board of Trustees accepts the bid and terms of the sale of said property.

Description of House

The Chatham Cottage is a 480 sq. ft. Frame dwelling house with 450 sq ft of living space. This house has 2x4 exterior walls with 1" thick insulated sheathing, and long lasting North Carolina Cyprus siding. The roof is framed with #2 spruce 2x6 rafters tied to a raised 2x8 ceiling assembly. Energy efficient vinyl windows are added for additional heating and cooling efficiency. House is finished with one bedroom and one bathroom and bathroom fixtures, kitchen sink, and a 200 amp service panel, suitable for all future service upgrades. All floors are covered with recycled content vinyl/no voc materials.

A high efficiency BROAN low son bathroom fan and Panasonic Energy Recovery Ventilator, is also used for increased indoor air quality. The walls are insulated with non-toxic, recycled content eco fiber bats and the attic was insulated with non-toxic blown in cellulose. Walls are finished and painted drywall. The kitchen has custom built-in cabinets, certified by KCMA. The house is complete with light fixtures. It features a long lasting metal 5V galvanized tin roof (Energy Star) with 5'x6' roof extension for a covered front porch. Entry doors are fully insulated. The house will require addition of a heating and cooling system, appliances, electric water heater, footing, and foundation upon placement at permanent site. The house is now on temporary pillars and must be removed from the premises after sale is complete. This house has been built by Curriculum and Continuing Education Green Building students, under the direction of Sustainable Technology instructor, John Delafield, and has been wired and plumbed by licensed local contractors and supervised students. The Chatham County Permitting Office has approved all stages of construction.

The house has been built to Energy Star standards and will convey an Energy Star Certification if all Energy Star requirements are met after the house is moved.

Product Certification in Chatham Cottage

  • KCMA created the Environmental Stewardship Program to help cabinet manufacturers demonstrate their commitment to environmental sustainability and help consumers easily identify environmentally friendly products.
  • ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.
  • The Forest Stewardship Council is an international not for-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world's forests
  • WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. All fixtures are water sense certified.
  • Our fans meet the high quality ASHRAE 62.2 standards for indoor air quality. BROAN-NuTone ventilation fans are a great solution to meet the now frequent whole house ventilation requirements and energy efficient building codes brought on by green building programs such as LEED and ENERGY STAR(R).
  • Products with GREENGUARD Certification are compliant with stringent emission levels for over 360 VOCs, plus a limit on the total of all chemical emissions combined (TVOC).
  • Moulding & Millwork is committed to practices which limit the impact society has on our environment and promotes the use of certified and recycled wood products.Chatham Cottage's interior molding is certified 80% recycled content.
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