Category Archives: Development

Development in and around the Triangle.

NC Building Code to tighten Energy Code for Housing

WRAL reports that the NC Building Code Council has decided to increase energy efficiency in new homes by 15% by March of 2012. The International Code Council proposed a ‘Green Building Code’ earlier this year as well. It remains to be seen whether or not the public will truly reap the benefits of such a […]

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LEED McDonalds coming to Cary?

The News and Observer reports that the McDonalds that I walked to many a time in Middle and High School may be going green… If it happens, and is approved by the USGBC, it will be the 3rd LEED certified McDonalds in the United States. I haven’t had McDonalds for anything besides breakfast in years […]

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Three Hour Commute

I am, by default, a telecommuter. On any given weekday you’ll find me in the front room of our little ranch house in t-shirt and jeans drafting away at my desktop machine. It’s a rather comfortable work setup, and I can only hope that it lasts for a good long while. Which brings me to […]

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New Mixed-Use Project in Cameron Village

Cameron Village may be the latest addition to the condo boom in Raleigh. Crescent Resources, a joint venture between Duke Energy and the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund, applied for an amendment to the Cameron Village streetscape plan, allowing for new construction up to 120 feet tall at the corner of Oberlin Road and Clark […]

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