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Save the Date :: Green Home Tour 2013 coming in April

Save the Date :: Green Home Tour 2013 coming in April

The Green Home Tour has grown substantially larger over the last couple of years.  Homes by Dickerson has been a member of the Green Home Builders of the Triangle as well as making building green a company initiative since 2009.  All of our homes are both Energy Star certified and NAHB Green Certified.  

Jon Showalter, our Comptroller and Green enthusiast explains in this video why it is important for a builder to enter a home in the Green Home Tour, not only to attract more buyers, but to really help educate them on why building a high performance green home makes a more comfortable, healthier and more sustainable home, as well as lessens the impact on the environment and saves its owners money on utilities.  

Look for more details on the two homes we will have entered into the Green Home Tour coming up on April 13th, 14th and 20th, 21st 2013.   Homes will be open each day from 12pm to 5pm for a free self-guided tour.  One will be located in Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill and the other in Carrie’s Reach in North Raleigh.  Our Company representatives will be available to help answer your questions on how we build our homes.  

If you have questions on any of our high performance green homes or want to learn more, please contact info@homesbydickerson.com  or call 919.847.4447 .  You can also learn more about just a few of the ways Homes by Dickerson builds high performance green homes, you can check out our website by clicking here

NAHB Research Center Award Presentation

NAHB Research Center Award Presentation

On Thursday, June 14th, the Green Home Builders of the Triangle Council and the NAHB Research Center hosted an awards presentation to honor the local building industry companies who were named 2011 NAHB Research Center Green Partners of the Year this spring. The ceremony took place in the Briar Chapel clubhouse.  Homes by Dickerson was one of the proud recipients and Jon Showalter, CGP, accepted the award on the companies behalf.


Nick Tennyson with the HBA and Tom Kenney from the NAHB Research Center were there to present the award. 



All of Homes by Dickerson’s homes are built ENERGY STAR Certified and NAHB Green Certified to the Bronze level standard.  To learn more about our available homes, check out www.HomesbyDickerson.com


NAHB Research Center Green Partner of the Year for 2011

NAHB Research Center Green Partner of the Year for 2011


Homes by Dickerson Recognized as NAHB Research Center
Green Partner of the Year for 2011

Local Builder Applauded for Excellence in Advancing

High-Performance Mainstream Home Building


Raleigh, NC, April 2012 – Homes by Dickerson has been named an NAHB Research Center Green Partner of the Year for 2011. Being one of only a handful of the Research Center’s green certification participants to be honored with this award validates the commitment Homes by Dickerson has made to providing its customers with increased value, comfort, durability and efficiency through its Green Certified homes.


“This is the first year since the Research Center began offering certification services to the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard that we have presented awards to our program partners,” according to Research Center President Michael Luzier. “After administering the program for three years, we felt compelled to recognize the significant commitment to green certification, innovation in building science and leadership in the residential construction industry that our partners have displayed. We are awed by what companies like Homes by Dickerson are achieving in the field and the market transformation they are accomplishing through a voluntary, market-driven program.”


In 2011, Homes by Dickerson constructed 51 homes in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest and Chapel Hill that were Green Certified by the Research Center to the National Green Building Standard. We offer a better home through certified energy- and resource-conserving features such as sealed crawl spaces, advanced framing techniques, no-rot exterior materials that increase durability, properly sized HVAC systems which save energy and increase indoor air quality, programmable thermostats, formaldehyde-free insulation, Energy Star Certification, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paints, regionally appropriate landscaping design and construction waste recycling.  This “whole system” approach to building our homes creates a more comfortable, healthier home that saves our buyers money and lessens environmental impact. 


Jon Showalter, Homes By Dickerson’s Comptroller and Certified Green Professional, feels that at Homes by Dickerson, we are taking the responsibility of building high performance homes that are certified through the Nation Green Building Program very seriously.  Our homeowners recognize real value in the homes we build through energy and water efficiencies, increased durability and the added comfort incorporated into each home.  With energy and water costs sure to rise in the future, buying energy and water efficiencies now will be a wise investment by our homeowners in the years to come.  And, when it comes time to sell, green certification is a distinguishing feature that helps set these houses apart in the marketplace.


To earn certification to the National Green Building Standard, a home must meet rigorous criteria in six categories – Lot & Site Development; Resource Efficiency; Energy Efficiency; Water Efficiency; Indoor Environmental Quality and Homeowner Education. There are mandatory practices in each category that every Green Certified home must meet, and there are a wide range of additional optional practices in each category that a builder can select based on the applicability to buyers in their market. There are also mandatory point minimums in every category in order for a home to attain the next level of certification, which is a more stringent requirement than any other national certification program.


Since the National Green Building Standard became the first and only residential green building rating system to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in January 2009, the NAHB Research Center has certified nearly 2,600 single-family homes, over 150 multifamily buildings representing nearly 4,700 apartments and 17 residential land developments representing close to 1,000 lots. For more information on the Standard or the Research Center’s certification program, visit www.nahbgreen.org/Certification. For more information on Homes by Dickerson, visit //www.HomesByDickerson.com or contact Jenn Nowalk at jenn@homesbydickerson.com or 919.847.4447.




ABOUT HOMES BY DICKERSON:  Established in 1975, Homes by Dickerson has become a local leader in homes certified through the National Green Building and Energy Star Programs.  Homes by Dickerson homes have character, craftsmanship and provide value to their customers.  A Homes by Dickerson home offers owners enhanced comfort, healthier indoor air quality and lower operating costs while maintaining the highest standards of design, construction and beauty.  Homes by Dickerson offers a build-on-your-lot program in addition to homes in the communities of Stonehenge Park, Raleigh; George’s Grant, Raleigh; The Hamptons at Raleigh; Heritage, Wake Forest; Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill and Copperleaf, Cary.



THE NAHB RESEARCH CENTER: The NAHB Research Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., promotes innovation in housing technology to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of homes and home building products. Created nearly 50 years ago as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center has established itself as the leading source for reliable, objective information and research on housing construction and development issues. Through its various testing and certification services, the Research Center seal is internationally recognized as a mark of product quality and an assurance of product performance. Visit www.nahbrc.com for more information.

Homes by Dickerson awarded Green Partner Award

Homes by Dickerson awarded Green Partner Award

Homes by Dickerson is excited to announce that we were one of 10 builders in the country awarded the NAHB Research Center 2011 Green Partner Award.  The Builder Partner Award is given to builders for their leadership and commitment to certifying their homes to the National Green Building Standard ICC 700; for our promotion of green building within their community; and for raising consumer awareness of the benefits of certified green, high performance homes.  The winners have demonstrated excellence in high performance design and construction and innovation through their growing inventory of Green Certified single-family homes.

Here is the list of Single-Family Builders awarded:

Betenbough Homes, Lubbock, Texas
Homes by Dickerson, Raleigh, North Carolina
M/I of Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina
Paul Allen Homes, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Saussy-Burbank, Raleigh, North Carolina
Schell Brothers, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Shugart Enterprises, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sustainable Homes, Boerne, Texas
The Christopher Companies, Oakton, Virginia
Triangle Construction, Madison Mississippi

In 2009 Homes by Dickerson made a commitment to begin building all of our homes green with the Energy Star Certification and the NAHB Green Certification.  We are proud to help build healthier, more comfortable homes that lessen utility bills for our owners and lessen the impact on the environment.

To learn more about our high performance green homes you can reach out to info@homesbydickerson.com or call 919.847.4447.