At Briar Chapel, green means an easy, respectful way of life. Where sustainability means
more than eco-friendly homes. It means historic parks. A fresh, energizing atmosphere.
And a commitment to preservation. The result? A more natural habitat for wildlife, and a
healthier lifestyle for the people who live here.
When we planned Briar Chapel, we crafted our community around some core principles of sustainability. We consider the land, making an effort to preserve the most species-rich areas, including our wetlands, parks, greenways and forested buffers, in order to conserve water quality and plants. We keep the green green, by protecting forested areas. We advocate for more trees—preserving almost 900 acres of existing trees, and planting more wherever sites allow. We reuse materials, including using boulders removed during grading for landscaping, walls and more. And we embrace walkability, with over 20 miles of trails to connect our neighborhoods to each other and the community.
At Briar Chapel, we have a commitment to building green. We’re the first community in the Triangle to comply with the rigorous new-home construction requirements and third-party testing of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS). The result? Briar Chapel homes are over 25% more efficient than the average North Carolina home—leading to a community energy savings of over $9 million. Our residences are designed and constructed to manage moisture, improve indoor air quality, reduce maintenance, promote water conservation, and increase solar capabilities.
We truly believe that it’s our responsibility to create a healthy place to live for generations to come. And while saving the environment is great, it’s also nice to save a few dollars at the same time. Actually, make that more than a few—the average homeowner here saves over $600 a year in energy bills.Learn More