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Hamptons Green Alliance Starts Work on a Net Zero Energy, Certified Carbon Neutral and LEED Platinum House on Long Island

July 17, 2009

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hamptons Luxury Homes (HLXH:Pink) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Telemark, Inc. has issued the following press release: In what is believed to be a first in the Hamptons – if not the nation – a net zero energy consumption, certified carbon neutral and LEED Platinum home is being built from the ashes of a horrific fire. Following the December 2008 fire that destroyed the home of the David Dubin family, the members of The Hamptons Green Alliance (www.hamptonsgreenalliance.org) came together through the efforts of a friend, fellow environmentalist and local architect, Richard Stott , AIA, LEED AP, of Steelbone Design Company and Flynn Stott Architects, PC to help rebuild the Dubin's home but with a unique feature – incorporating state-of-the-art materials, procedures and techniques as well as experimental building ideas to develop what they believe will be a first of its kind – a true energy conserving house and one that is expected to set the standard for constructing carbon neutral homes in the future. Members of the HGA, which includes leading building contractors and suppliers in the Hamptons, have formed a team, led by Stott, Craig Lee of Lee Architecture, Frank Dalene and Bob Morsch, of Telemark, Inc. (co-founders of HGA), Roy Dalene and his son, Tim Dalene of Telemark, Inc. (General Contractor on the project) to carry out the rebuilding effort. The group, working with the Long Island Chapter of the United States Green Building Council, intends to seek LEED Certified Platinum status for the house, as well as implementing a methodology developed by Frank Dalene, that can definitively calculate the carbon footprint of the actual materials, products and businesses that are used in construction, thereby establishing a true carbon-neutral status for the construction of the home. Furthermore, because the house is being rebuilt, the existing energy consumption records prior to the fire will be able to be utilized to determine the actual difference in energy consumption. "We believe this is one of the most significant aspects of the project," said Roy Dalene, COO of Telemark. "Normally, when homes or buildings are built for LEED certification there is not the opportunity to draw an actual apples-to-apples comparison of energy usage. Because there is this specific energy history, we will be able to quantify and prove the energy savings."

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