Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 16, 2008
HBH Gas Systems and Ferrellgas Partners, LP have announced the planned installation of a community gas system to fuel the Ladera Ranch development located in Bee Cave, Texas. The community gas system will provide economical gas utilities to the 336 residential units in Ladera Ranch.
The developer of the Ladera Ranch development realized the benefits of offering dual fuels, but the location does not have access to natural gas infrastructure. The developer solved the off grid utilities challenge by engaging HBH Gas Systems and Ferrellgas in the implementation of a community gas system. Community gas systems provide propane gas utilities to developments located off the natural gas grid. The propane gas is metered and billed just like natural gas and is supplied from a single, centralized propane tank.
The team at HBH Gas Systems has unsurpassed expertise in the implementation of community gas systems designed to serve off-grid developments. HBH Gas Systems will oversee the design and implementation of the propane system at Ladera Ranch, while Ferrellgas will own and operate the system.
Community gas systems offer developers the option of steering their off-grid developments away from carbon-heavy electricity toward more sustainable development fueled by gas. These systems are economical, saving homeowners about 50% on their heating bills when compared to electric heating. A recent American Gas Association study showed that most homeowners demand the luxury of dual fuels for their cooking and heating requirements. Homeowners at Ladera Ranch will have the peace-of-mind associated with using an alternative green fuel as classified by the Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act.
The residential units - single family homes and townhomes - in Ladera Ranch will all use propane gas appliances. These range from water heaters and central heating/furnaces to clothes dryers, fireplaces, kitchen stoves and swimming pool heaters. The community gas system's centralized, underground tank will provide clean-burning gas to these appliances.
At final buildout, the 82.7 acre Ladera Ranch development will boast 336 residential units, comprised of 156 detached single family homes averaging 3,000 square feet and 180 attached townhomes averaging 2,000 square feet. The community, located adjacent to the Falconhead Golf Course, will include a clubhouse, swimming pool, a tot lot and gated access.
HBH Gas Systems specializes in the marketing, design, and implementation of fully-engineered community gas systems, or Central Gas Systems, nationwide. To obtain more information about this project or HBH Gas Systems visit http://www.hbhsystems.com or contact Harris Baker at 512-306-0073.