Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 6, 2008
HBH Gas Systems and the developer of The Canyons at Lake Travis have partnered to bring underground-piped, individually metered gas to the homes in this new community just west of Austin, Texas. The Canyons at Lake Travis is located in an area that does not have access to the natural gas infrastructure, but by implementing a central community propane gas system from HBH Gas Systems, the developer and builder will be able to provide homeowners with economical, clean-burning gas.
When considering how to deliver energy to the homes in The Canyons at Lake Travis, the developer had several options. The natural gas main could be extended to the development, but this process would be extremely expensive and logistically challenging. Once this was ruled out, only three options remained: build the homes all electric, install individual propane tanks for each home, or partner with HBH Gas Systems to implement a central community propane gas system.
The homes could easily be built all-electric, but the developer and builder wanted the marketing advantages of offering both gas and electricity, as homebuyers in this high-end community are sure to prefer high-quality, efficient gas appliances. The developers and builders who work with HBH Gas Systems recognize that a dual-fuels home is a more marketable, saleable product.
The central community propane gas system from HBH Gas Systems will provide each home in The Canyons at Lake Travis development with individually metered gas, piped underground from a centralized underground tank. There will be no unsightly tanks at each home, the homeowners will pay only for the gas they use, and homeowners could save substantially on utility bills compared to fueling their homes solely with electricity.
The developer and builder at The Canyons at Lake Travis are now able to market their community as eco-friendly, because fueling homes with propane from a central community propane gas system largely reduces the development's pull on the carbon-heavy electric grid. Using gas only for water and space heating instead of electricity effectively reduces a home's carbon emissions by 8.5 tons per year, which is more than the emissions of an average vehicle.
Adding gas cooktops, for instance, reduces carbon emissions even more. Building homes with gas-fired outdoor kitchens and gas fireplaces reduces particulate emissions by replacing charcoal grills and wood-burning fireplaces, all while still providing enhanced lifestyles. Moreover, a central community propane gas system allows for the implementation of refueling stations for eco-friendly propane-powered fleet vehicles, private vehicles, golf carts, and lawn equipment. A central community propane gas system is a complete, turnkey energy solution that supports the goals of Sustainable Development and the principles of green building and green development.
By partnering with HBH Gas Systems to implement a central community propane gas system, the developer and builder of The Canyons at Lake Travis are steering this off-grid development away from the inefficient, carbon-heavy electric grid toward more Sustainable Development fueled by gas. The central community gas system at The Canyons at Lake Travis further illustrates the scalability and positive economic, environmental and social impacts that are hallmarks of an HBH Gas System.
Phase 1 of The Canyons at Lake Travis will consist of 57 homes, many with stunning views of Lake Travis and the Texas Hill Country beyond. The homes will range from 2,800 to 4,000 square feet, built on lots that are 1 acre or larger. Homes will be priced from the $500's. In line with the sustainable development and green building practices that central community propane gas system from HBH Gas Systems promote, the homes of The Canyons at Lake Travis will feature 14 SEER High efficiency AC and gas furnaces, Low E2 double paned windows, energy saving gas water heaters, and direct vent gas fireplaces and gas cooktops.
HBH Gas Systems specializes in the nationwide marketing, design and implementation of fully-engineered central community propane gas system, sometimes called simply community gas systems or central gas systems. To obtain more information about this project or HBH Gas Systems visit hbhsystems.com or contact Harris Baker at 512-306-0073 or info @ hbhsystems.com.