City’s First Energy Star Home, Under Construction In New Park

MONTGOMERY, AL | APR 14, 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. As well as any plumbing and electrical work that needs to be completed to the exterior of the homes, aspects like the windows and doors may also need to be fitted.

Trenholm State Technical College students get hands on experience at Montgomery’s VERY FIRST ENERGY STAR home in New Park. ENERGY STAR, a US 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 this weekend’s Greater Montgomery Homebuilders’ Parade Preview. Please stop in April 16, 17th or 18th from 1-6 p.m. for your energy efficient tour. This property is listed by Kelly House at Aronov Realty at 334-399-9500.

New Park, developed by Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC is a 1,425 acre residential community featuring single family residences, retail and recreation areas. The James W. Wilson, Jr. Elementary School and YMCA is located in the heart of the community just steps away from your front door. Visit New Park Information Center or for more information.

Jim Wilson and Associates, LLC, based in Montgomery, Ala., is a privately owned real estate company specializing in shopping centers, residential real estate investments, offices, condominiums, hotels and mixed-use developments. With over three decades of real estate experience, JWA has developed in excess of 21 million square feet of shopping center space. The company’s development portfolio includes residential communities and condominium residences, mixed-use developments, Class A office buildings and hotel and country club assets.

Hugh Cole Builder, Inc., based in Montgomery, Ala., has over 28 years experience as a home builder. Hugh currently serves as President of the Greater Montgomery Homebuilders Association and has also served as past president of the Home Builders Association of Alabama and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2004. With experience and knowledge of the market and industry, Hugh Cole Builder, Inc. offers a blend of quality craftsmanship, innovative floor plans and a wide array of options, allowing clients to tailor their new home to their individual style. Since its founding, the company remains committed to the mission of providing homeowners with quality-built homes of lasting value for the best possible price.

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College is an associate degree-granting institution with the mission to provide accessible educational opportunities, including credit and non-credit courses and certificates, for career preparation, advancement, and life-long learning as well as to promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life for residents of Central Alabama Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), provides reliable, affordable electricity to more than 1.4 million customers across the state. To learn more about Alabama Power, visit