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TightLines Designs greatly values its partnerships with organizations that support eco-friendly house design, sustainable construction practices and responsible community development principles. Through collaborative partnerships, our sustainable professional network benefits from the advantages that come with sharing the growing knowledge and research of the greening of our built environment. We work together with partners to make the design and building process more efficient, increase the business community recognition of our clients, and provide access to tax credit and project funding options.
Affordable Housing Advocates
NC Housing Coalition. A private, non-profit membership organization advocating for decent, safe, and affordable housing that promotes self-determination and stable communities for low- and moderate-income North Carolinians.
NC Housing Finance Agency. A self-supporting public agency whose mission is to create affordable housing and financing opportunities for North Carolinians whose needs are not met by the market.
Community Investment Corporation of the Carolinas. An affordable housing loan consortium whose mission is to provide long-term, permanent financing for the development of low- to moderate-income multi-family, special needs and elderly housing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
City of Greenville, NC City of Lumberton, NC City of Concord, NC
City of Raleigh, NC City of Jacksonville, NC City of Greensboro, NC
City of Goldsboro, NC City of Lexington, NC City of Rock Hill, SC
Self-Help. A community development lender, credit union, and real estate developer that works with individuals, organizations and communities traditionally underserved by conventional markets.
Builders of Hope. A non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the availability of high-quality, safe, affordable and workforce housing options through innovative reuse and rehabilitation.
Central VA Housing Coalition. Offers programs for low-to moderate-income families so they can get the help they need to buy or stay in their homes.
Telamon Corporation. A non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve the lives of those in need through the operation of a diverse array of programs for farmworkers, children from low-income families and other groups with special needs
Sanctuary Village. A development offering moderately sized single-family homes with garage apartments, cozy cottages appropriate for a single person or a couple, and condos in a building served by an elevator. All built to the highest standards of green construction.
Energy Efficiency Organizations
ENERGY STAR®. A joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
National Association of Home Builders. A trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority.
Enterprise Green Communities. A framework for developers to pursue green building in affordable multi- and single family developments. Funding and guidance is provided through the program.
EarthCraft House. A green building program for the Southeast that serves as a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and protect the environment.
Advanced Energy. A non-profit company located in Raleigh, North Carolina that provides an online knowledge library and training courses for builders and homeowners interested in energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Adminsters the SystemVision program, which provides participating homeowners with guaranteed monthly heating and air bills.
NC Solar Center. A public service center at North Carolina State University that advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies.
Green Building Industry
ProudGreenHome. An online community made up of professionals, such as homebuilders, remodelers, architects, specifiers, landscape architects, designers, other industry pros and homeowners who are interested and passionate about adding green elements to their homes.
GreenBuildingAdvisor. A comprehensive resource for designing, building, and remodeling green homes. From the publisher of Fine Homebuilding, it draws on almost 30 years of experience publishing how-to home building information.
GreenHomeGuide. An online guide from the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization, connecting homeowners to ideas, advice, and green home professionals.
Haven Custom Homes. A leader for over 35 years in the construction of custom modular homes with a commitment to quality design, innovation and craftsmanship that has become their trademark.
Carolina Steel Corporation. A designer and manufacturer of wall panels, roof trusses, and floor systems from light gauge, cold formed steel, located in Durham, North Carolina.
PFS Framing Systems. An innovator in the production and delivery of total framing systems and solutions, PFS Framing Systems continues to lead the industry with a state-of-the-art, computer-assisted production facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Amerisips. A single resource center for home building located in Charleston, SC whose cornerstone process is Amerisips Structural Insulated Panels (Asips) as an alternative to traditional stick frame construction.
Residential Advantage. A Mississippi based builder of energy efficient ‘green’ homes and a manufacturer of structural insulated panels (SIPs).
Thos. Woodhouse & Company. A Southeastern construction company focusing on timber and specialty wood framing including Structural Panel System Construction (SIPs), hybrid timber construction, cabinetry and millwork.
Coaly Design. A landscape architecture firm located in downtown Raleigh, NC specializing in urban site design, park master planning and design, greenway design, streetscape design, conservation land planning and construction administration.
Coulter Jewell Thames. A professional Engineering Land Surveying and Landscape Architecture firm dedicated to turning clients’ needs into reality. As engineers and landscape architects, Coulter Jewell Thames, P.A. creates projects which are sensitive to the environmental aspects inherent to every project.
Greener Prospects, Randall Arendt. A unique consulting firm that bridges the gap between land use planning and land conservation, offering creative hybid solutions to local governments, landowners, and private developers.
Small House Issues
SmallHouseLiving. A website that republishes vintage plans and design inspiration as well as conducting research for owners of 20th century homes.
SmallHouseStyle. An online magazine dedicated to everything small house.