There are huge marketing advantages in being able to offer underground metered gas and dual-fuels where other communities can't
Austin, TX (Vocus) August 14, 2008
At the beginning of August, developers, contractors and real estate professionals of Pahrump, Nevada gathered to discuss the benefits of bringing gas fuel to their city. A Las Vegas-based environmental engineering firm is currently consulting Nye County and Pahrump to determine the feasibility of bringing a natural gas pipeline into the valley. The primary function of the pipeline could be to serve a gas-fired electric generating plant, but it would benefit many other residents and businesses in the area. Harris Baker, the president of HBH Gas Systems and a recognized expert on the many positive implications of gas fuel, participated in panel discussions with engineers, consultants and interested stakeholders about the benefits of bringing gas to the area.
Mr. Baker has extensive experience in bringing Central Gas Systems, also called community gas systems or Central Propane Systems, to communities around the world that would otherwise be built all-electric. HBH Gas Systems is a leader in the design and implementation of these systems, which are becoming widely known as the industry standard for bringing underground piped, individually metered gas fuel to entire off-grid developments, residential communities and resorts. Central Gas Systems from HBH Gas Systems deliver propane - a clean-burning, approved alternative 'green' energy – through underground pipes from a central facility, eliminating unsightly individual tanks. The gas is delivered, serviced, consumed, and billed in a manner identical to natural gas.
HBH Gas Systems could be called upon to implement a Central Gas System to deliver propane gas to the homes and businesses of Pahrump so that new homes and businesses could be built with eco-friendly, cost-effective gas fuel. The propane system could exist until natural gas expanded to the point that the system’s infrastructure, and the homes and businesses connected to it, could be converted to use natural gas.
The developments that implement Central Gas Systems from HBH Gas Systems are often located in close proximity to other communities that have been built all-electric. "There are huge marketing advantages in being able to offer underground metered gas and dual-fuels where other communities can't," Baker said at the Pahrump meeting. Builders and Developers in communities that implement Central Gas Systems from HBH Gas Systems reap the benefits of these marketing advantages by offering dual-fuels.
Central Gas Systems from HBH Gas Systems lower the carbon emissions of off-grid developments by effectively reducing the amount of fossil fuel-generated electricity they use. A single home using propane from a Central Gas System in lieu of coal-fired electricity for space and water heating can potentially offset up to 8.5 tons of carbon emissions per year – more than the annual emissions of an average vehicle. Moreover, these systems provide enormous social benefits for homeowners and business owners alike, allowing for the implementation of high-efficiency gas-powered appliances and upgrades like outdoor kitchens, tankless water heaters, and gas lanterns.
While the feasibility of bringing a natural gas pipeline to Pahrump is uncertain, HBH Gas Systems is confident that the builders, developers, and residents of the Pahrump area would benefit enormously from the introduction of dual-fuels into new homes, businesses and community facilities.
HBH Gas Systems has developed, designed, and installed Central Gas Systems in residential communities, commercial developments and entire resorts throughout the US. HBH Gas Systems is committed to facilitating sustainable development worldwide by bringing gas to regions where it was previously unavailable. HBH Gas Systems is the largest independent provider of Central Gas Systems in the world. For more information about HBH Gas Systems, visit hbhsystems.com or contact Harris Baker at (512) 306-0073.