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Certified Green Home Designation Awarded to Groves Park Commons Townhomes

Groves Park Commons townhomes receive the highest rating Tindells Building Materials has ever given for energy efficiency.

Certified Green Home Designation Awarded to Groves Park Commons Townhomes
Oak Ridge, TN, May 10, 2009 --( There’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to beautifully designed, high energy, efficient town homes and single family dwellings. Groves Park Commons, a traditional neighborhood development off Tuskegee Avenue in Oak Ridge, has completed the first five Townhomes of a 325-home planned community. These homes are open and ready for inspection and purchase.

What makes Groves Park Commons Townhomes uniquely different is the certified designation of each home as an Energy Star® home. For the savvy buyer, this means that all appliances, insulation, weather stripping, lighting, cooling and heating meet or exceed industry and government standards for efficiency. Matt Tindell, a certified HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rater has given the Groves Park Commons townhomes the highest rating Tindells Building Materials has ever given for energy efficiency. “Based on our estimates, the energy bill for these homes will probably be less than $1,500 a year, (heating, cooling, lights and water)” explains Tindell. “I know of people that have paid that in a month.”

The concept for an environmentally-forward, attractive, and efficient new planned community brought together eco-friendly designers, landscapers, and builders, who have made Groves Park Commons the showcase for sustainable best practices. Designed by Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, the master plan won the first “Outstanding Planning Award for a Green Development” from the Tennessee American Planning Association. Christos Christopoulos and Bill Kennedy of Christopoulos & Kennedy Construction decided early in the process to build only energy rated townhomes for the complex. “Our mission from conception…to construction…to systems operations…has been to achieve an optimum level of comfort for the home owner,” notes Christopoulos.“

While the Energy Star® rating will save homeowners thousands of dollars in energy costs and assures solid resale value, the true measure of success lies in the fact that these townhomes are beautiful, sophisticated, and comfortable with open floor plans and high-end amenities. “Our goal is to build beautiful townhomes that can also be state-of-the-art energy efficient homes,” says Kennedy. “I think we have succeeded.”

Groves Park Commons is now actively selling homes. For sales inquires please call Sharon Power, REALTOR® of Realty Executives at (865) 482-3232.


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Groves Park Commons ( a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) developed by partners Walter B. Wise, Terry Wheeler, Bill Kennedy, and Christos Christopoulos. Groves Park Commons – a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) is a 325 housing unit community currently being constructed on the Old South Hills Golf Course site located at 795 Tuskegee Dr. Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

Walter B. Wise – Founder of MidPark construction located 1709 MidPark Drive
Suite A-2, Knoxville, TN 37921. There is not much that Mr. Wise has not built. (865) 588-5717

Christopoulos & Kennedy Construction ( strive to produce a product that they are proud to present to you. Christopoulos & Kennedy was incorporated in 1995. Prior to this, Bill and Christos both worked as estimators and project managers for a regional general contractor. The majority of their projects were comprised of large retail franchises. (865) 330-3541.

Terry Wheeler ( Terry Wheeler has been serving the Oak Ridge community with quality Jewelry for past 30 years. Mr. Wheeler also develops commercial and residential properties in East Tennessee. (865) 482-3131

Sharon Power ( Sharon Power of Realty Executives Associates in Oak Ridge Tennessee has been a REALTOR® since 1980. She has consistently been a top producer year after year with Realty Executives and is a Certified Residential Specialist. (865) 482-3232.

Tindells Building Materials (
Tindell’s began in 1892 as a sawmill business. The company now owns and operates building materials sales and warehousing facilities in Knoxville, LaFollette, Oak Ridge, Sevierville, Maryville and Cleveland, Tennessee. These facilities include a truss manufacturing plant, a millwork division, an installed sales division and a commodity center. HERS Rater – Matt Tindell (423) 476-5501.

Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc. (
Barge Waggoner Sumner & Canon, Inc. is a professional services firm with offices spread across the eastern half of the United States. In business since 1955, the company has been employee owned since 1970. A true multidiscipline firm, the company offers civil, structural, environmental, transportation, aviation, mechanical, and electrical engineering services, in addition to architecture, planning, landscape architecture and surveying.

Abacus Creative Management Business, Marketing, Sales and promotional planning. For more information on this press release or the Groves Park Commons please call (865)386-7860.
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Groves Park Commons
Harvey Abouelata
(865) 386-7860
Abacus Creative Management, LLC
(865) 386-7860
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