WEAVERCOOKE was selected to provide preconstruction and construction services for this expansion to Carolina Meadows, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Chapel Hill, NC. The project consists of the multi-phased addition of 58 independent living villas.
The eight floor plans for the villas range from 2,000 to 2,400 square feet, and are customized for each resident. All villas are two bedrooms with a two car attached garage.
The project is LEED Registered with a goal of achieving LEED Silver certification under the LEED for Homes rating system. The homes are also expected to achieve ENERGY STAR certification. Sustainable features include sealed crawl spaces, R-34 wall insulation, R-50 attic insulation, low-emitting materials, and local materials.
The homes are estimated to have a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating of 40 to 50. HERS is a rating system developed by Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) in order to measure how energy efficient a home performs. This means the villas are between 50-60% more energy efficient than standard homes.