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Navigate Affordable Housing Partners and Alabama Power team to build Smart Neighborhood homes in North Titusville

Navigate Affordable Housing Partners and Alabama Power are working together to develop Smart Neighborhood homes in the North Titusville neighborhood of Birmingham. Supporting revitalization and innovation in urban development, the project’s single-family homes will provide energy-efficient housing featuring the latest in smart technology.

This is the first Smart Neighborhood Builder Program project supporting urban revitalization and using modular housing. Modular construction is beginning on-site this week and allows for rapid deployment and cost savings. The homes are constructed by Franklin Homes in Russellville, with final construction and assembly on-site by Drake Construction.

Crews install modular housing as part of the North Titusville Smart Neighborhood project from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

“We are excited to see the Smart Neighborhood Builder program grow into urban redevelopment, starting in North Titusville,” said Tony Smoke, Alabama Power’s senior vice president of Marketing and Economic Development. “By applying our expertise and research in smart home and energy efficiency technology, residents will be equipped for more energy savings and convenience.”

The Titusville homes are designed to be at least 15% more efficient than standard new construction code and will exceed Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood Builder Program minimum requirements. Alabama Power will provide energy-efficient upgrades and smart home equipment, leading to more energy savings and less operating costs for homeowners.

Each home will include a smart home package installed by Chorus SmartSecure, making residents’ lives more comfortable, convenient and connected through features that can be managed via smart devices and voice activation.

“We are truly excited about our partnership with Alabama Power,” said Navigate CEO Lisa McCarroll. “Housing affordability is impacted by many factors. This partnership, exploring the physical structure and its performance, will deliver energy-efficient, high-quality, single-family homes that are affordable for Alabama families.”

Initially, the project will consist of three single-family homes that are about 1,500 square feet in size. The affordable three-bedroom, two-bath homes will be owned by Navigate and rented to middle-income tenants.

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