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2013 Green Home Tour Showcases Seven Briar Chapel Homes

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Briar Chapel, a new home community in Chapel Hill, NC, announced today that seven of its homes will be featured in the annual Green Home Tour, taking place this weekend and next, April 13-14 and 20-21. The tour offers Triangle-area residents a fun, free way to learn about green technology and design trends while enjoying the beautiful April weather. As an active member of the Chapel Hill community, Briar Chapel is a gold-level sponsor of the Green Home Tour.

Held by the Homebuilders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties, the tour showcases newly built, green-certified homes in the Triangle area, allowing the public to see cutting-edge renewable energy and green building practices at work. This year's Green Home Tour uses the MyHomeFound app to guide participants, displaying images and information of each home.

Briar Chapel is owned in a joint venture between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC ( NASH), the US business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, Ltd, Japan's largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. It is one of 30 assets the NASH- Newland partnership manages together in 11 states across the US.

Featuring the most homes in any master-planned community on this year's Green Home Tour, Briar Chapel is showcasing these seven green homes:
  • 688 Bennett Mountain Trace (Homes By Dickerson)
  • 102 Owen Towne Road ( Saussy Burbank)
  • 69 Summersweet Lane ( Saussy Burbank)
  • 22 Tobacco Farm Way ( Saussy Burbank)
  • 45 Serenity Hill Circle (M/I Homes)
  • 502 Bennett Mountain Trace (ForeverHome)
  • 23 Sagebrush Trail (ForeverHome)

"From the beginning, the Briar Chapel community was designed to be a place in harmony with nature," said Kristen Gucwa, regional marketing director, Newland Communities.  "Our builders are committed to rigorous green building standards, and we encourage Triangle-area residents to come out and see first-hand the healthy homes and lifestyle at Briar Chapel."

About Briar Chapel by Newland Communities ® Briar Chapel is a new home community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As the largest green community in the Triangle, Briar Chapel offers a healthier way of life through 900 acres of preserved space, 24 miles of hiking and biking trails, two community gardens, and over 20 parks. Briar Chapel fosters neighbor interactions through its design and amenities, including the LEED Silver certified Briar Club, pools and a waterpark, fitness facilities, outdoor art, and two on-site schools. The Briar Chapel Information Center is located at 16 Windy Knoll Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Learn more about Briar Chapel by following us on Twitter and Facebook, visiting us at, or calling us at 888.249.9429.

About Newland Real Estate Group, LLC Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 40 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company's mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states.

About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC ( NASH) NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan's largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S.  NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability-conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

SEKISUI HOUSE is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

Contact: Alden Leonard Public Relations Account Manager | Blue Bug Digital 202.248.5848 |

SOURCE Newland Communities

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