California Development 'Montesoro' Chooses HBH Gas Systems To Fuel 800 Lots & Community Facilities

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On Monday, August 6, 2007, HBH Gas Systems and Ferrellgas announced its newest project in California at the Montesoro private residential development.

On Monday, August 6, 2007, HBH Gas Systems and Ferrellgas announced its newest project in California at the Montesoro private residential development.

The developers needed to provide the community with dual-fuels - electricity and gas - but the community is located too far from the natural gas grid for line extensions to be financially viable. A Community Propane Distribution System from HBH Gas Systems and Ferrellgas was chosen to fuel the 800 lots that will eventually comprise the Montesoro community. The system will provide the entire community with a supply of economical propane fuel that is individually metered at each home. Overland Park, Kansas-based Ferrellgas, one of the world’s largest propane retailers, is HBH Systems’ strategic propane partner.

Homeowners nationwide express a strong preference for gas fuel in their homes. From gas ranges to water and space heating, gas provides a wide range of social benefits at approximately half the cost of using electricity. In addition, a single home using propane for water and space heating in lieu of electricity eliminates approximately 8.5 tons of carbon emissions per year. As such, fueling the 800 homes at Montesoro with a Community Propane Distribution System will result in an annual reduction of about 6,800 tons of carbon emissions, equal to the emissions from over 1,100 vehicles.

Montesoro is a 3,140 acre private residential community located outside of Borrego, California in the heart of the Anza-Borrego State Park, less than two hours northeast of San Diego. Residents enjoy an 18-hole Tom Fazio golf course as well as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and off-roading in the 600,000 acres of surrounding protected state park land.

To obtain more information, visit http://www.hbhsystems.com, http://www.montesoro.com, http://www.ferrellgas.com or contact Harris Baker at 512-306-0073.

HBH Gas Systems specializes in the marketing, design, and implementation of fully-engineered Central Gas Distribution Systems. Each system allows all the homes in the community to be supplied with propane from a single facility, eliminating the need for individual tanks. The gas is distributed, metered, serviced and billed just like natural gas. Central gas distribution systems provide developments with the economic convenience and efficiency of an environmentally responsible gas product endorsed by the EPA as an alternative green fuel. HBH Gas Systems has formed a strategic alliance with Ferrellgas, the 2nd largest propane retailer and 17th largest energy company in the United States, facilitating the centralized delivery of gas to new home customers nationwide.

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