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Montgomery’s First ‘ENERGY STAR’ Home Under Construction in New Park

April 10, 2010

New Park, the city's newest neighborhood in East Montgomery off Ray Thorington Road, is pleased to announce that Alabama Power is partnering with Hugh Cole Builder, Inc., in constructing the City's first ENERGY STAR home in New Park, which will feature high energy efficient heat pumps and a Marathon electric water heater. Other energy efficient features are increased wall, ceiling, and attic insulation and proper sealing of all exterior penetrations such as plumbing and electrical work.

Trenholm State Technical College students get hands on experience at Montgomery's VERY FIRST ENERGY STAR home in New Park. ENERGY STAR, a U.S. Department of Energy Program, is a new home that is rated and verified to be 15 percent or more energy efficient than standard construction.

Guided by their instructor, Shon Richey, the students are taking part of installing an advanced air sealing package as part of their Home Energy Efficiency and Solar Systems Program.  This program offers stand-alone, non-credit, full-time training in heating & air conditioning (HVAC), electrical technology, and building construction in classrooms and labs at Trenholm State.

This electric ENERGY STAR home built by Hugh Cole Builder, Inc. in New Park, will be featured in the Greater Montgomery Homebuilder's Parade of Homes.  Please stop in for your energy efficient tour.  This property is listed by Kelly House at Aronov Realty at 334-399-9500.

Visit http://www.energystar.gov/ for more information about ENERGY STAR.

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