Award-Winning, Net-Zero-Energy Homes Coming to ITB Raleigh

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Tower Raleigh – Construction Progress Sustainable Homes for Sale in Raleigh NC

Raleigh, NC – Chappell [Powered by Compass], in cooperation with and Southern Energy Management NC, is thrilled to announce one of the first net-zero-energy, modern home collections coming to Raleigh. Tower, located at 920 Tower Street, combines award-winning modernist design with the evolved principles of eco-friendly construction.

Construction is well underway, and the homes are expected to be delivered in spring 2024. Presales have already begun, with one of three homes in the boutique community already claimed. 

About Tower

Tower made headlines before hitting the Triangle market, being featured in the Wall Street Journal in 2021 and awarded the coveted Matsumoto Prize in 2020 by NC Modernist. While the modernist architecture of the single-family dwellings is notable by itself, its high-performance systems set the collection apart.

We are committed to cultivating climate-conscious housing opportunities throughout the Triangle. Tower may be one of the first Net-Zero-Energy developments on the market today, but we’re proud to say it won’t be the last.”


Johnny Chappell, Owner/Broker Chappell


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Close-up view of Solar PV Panels helping to power Tower, alongside the Tesla Powerwall.

Annually, Tower homes can generate as much renewable energy as they consume, if not more – virtually erasing a homebuyer’s carbon footprint. Climate-conscious materials & cutting-edge tech – TESLA Powerwall, Loxone Home Automation, EV-capable, solar panels – are pivotal to NZE performance.

The homes use natural, non-petroleum-based, non-plastic, and no VOC materials wherever possible to provide homebuyers with a healthier home atmosphere. Homeowners will also be eligible for a ~$12,000 solar tax credit.

Meet the Experts Behind Tower 

“When we started the journey of Tower, we sought to take our years of experience as designers and builders of high-quality buildings and combine that with our own values around sustainability, environmental stewardship, and energy efficiency to make a place that represents all of those things together,” said Will Alphin, Tower Designer, GC & Founder of “There is absolutely nothing like Tower on the market in the state of NC, probably the Southeast. High-quality, modern homes that are built to be beautiful, filled with daylight, safe, clean, and net positive. I loved them so much I moved into one!”

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Inside Tower – Preview the Cutting-Edge Eco-Friendly Interiors

One thoughtfully-crafted plan boasts 3.5+ bedrooms, 3.5 baths, ample flex space and a fully-finished basement in 4,000+ sqft. The basement offers buyers customizable flexibility, with two different upgradable layouts to select from. Whether the priority is hybrid WFH or studio space or creating passive income through a rentable living suite, Tower’s plan opens buyers’ options.

“Tower is unlike any other modern home collection on the Triangle market, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Will Alphin and the team to expand on the original Matsumoto-award-winning plan,” said Johnny Chappell, Owner and Broker of Chappell. “The collection’s revolutionary high impact, low imprint approach is not only an architectural and environmental achievement; it’s the new standard for modernist builds across the board. We are committed to cultivating climate-conscious housing opportunities that meet this standard throughout the Triangle. Tower may be one of the first Net-Zero-Energy developments on the market today, but we’re proud to say it will not be the last.”

Other Triangle Developments

IDYLE – Net-Zero-Ready Townhome Collection Coming to Downtown Raleigh

In addition to Tower, Chappell is bringing several other Triangle developments to market, including IDYLE, another Net-Zero-Ready 10 townhome collection coming to Downtown Raleigh. In the Lake Johnson area, Chappell and its development partners have launched 26 duet-style homes at Wrenwood, with the first offerings expected to be completed later this year. Also, the team is currently delivering Lyon, a collection of duet-style, modern homes Inside The Beltline Raleigh. The companies are also collaborating on Oberlin Heights, 11 luxury townhomes coming to the Village District area, and Forest on Franklin, a collection of craftsman-style townhomes in Downtown Wake Forest.

Chappell [Powered by Compass] is the real estate broker for Tower. is handling the development, architecture, and construction. Southern Energy Management NC is validating the development’s NZE capabilities, while Mann, McGibney & Jordan, PLLC, is the preferred attorney.

For more information on Tower, visit or contact 919.738.8855. For a full look at the community’s sustainability specs and FAQs, visit

About the Partners

About is a full-service design-build firm committed to sustainable and award-winning design for over 25 years. With professional teams in the office and in the field, can take your project from initial concept to final completion. All its design team members hold degrees in architecture, and all its field team members are seasoned professionals. also offers experts in maximizing sustainability and minimizing environmental impact.

About Chappell [Powered by Compass]

Chappell [Powered by Compass] is a team of doers and creators pushing the bounds of expected real estate to deliver an exceptional experience. As one of the best residential real estate firms in the greater Raleigh, Durham, & Triangle areas, we are a team of knowledgeable experts who bring years of insight and expertise to every interaction. We’re proudly powered by Compass, the best boutique brokerage in the country. Tech-driven with tools and resources to ignite any listing or project, we invite you to experience real estate differently – whether it’s buying, building, or selling.

About Southern Energy Management 

Based in Raleigh, NC, Southern Energy Management (SEM) specializes in rooftop solar and green building. Since 2001, SEM has installed 15+ megawatts of solar across 2,500 homes and verified over 25,000 ENERGY STAR and green-certified properties. A Certified B Corp since 2009, SEM earned Best for the Environment by B Lab and was named 2022 Inc. Magazine Best Workplace.