FPU recently celebrated this year’s ‘New Southern Home’ by providing a July 11th champagne bus tour to the destination.


Currently in the hands of builder Nathan Cross of NWC Construction, the 32,000-square foot, less than $700,00 home was the centerpiece of the 2013 Southeast Building Conference taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.


Beyond showcasing the latest construction techniques, the ‘New Southern Home’ also exists to promote energy-efficient products and green building practices. A propane tankless water heater and outdoor grill are among the gas appliances the Bell Isle home will feature.


FPU further participated in the July 11-13 conference by offering a two-hour “Building Science for Builders” course, led by FPU ‘Energy Expert’ Scott Rank, which earned participants two continuing education unit (CEU) credits.