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Hamptons Luxury Homes Subsidiary Telemark Service and Maintenance Approved as a Contractor to Participate in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program

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BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Hamptons Luxury Homes subsidiary Telemark receives LIPA and Energy Star approval. a style='font-size: 10px; color

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									Hamptons Luxury Homes Subsidiary Telemark
Service and Maintenance Approved as a
Contractor to Participate in the Home
Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program
June 28, 2011 12:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time 

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Hamptons Luxury Homes (HLXH.PK) today
announced its subsidiary, Telemark Service and Maintenance, has been approved as a contractor to participate in
the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Home Performance with
ENERGY STAR® Program. This follows Telemark’s meeting requirements to become a participating contractor for
the 2011 Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program last month.
Telemark Service and Maintenance is the only firm of its kind on Long Island’s Hamptons area east of the
Shinnecock Canal offering these services.

“This is one more step in our commitment to sustainable green building,” said Frank Dalene, Vice President of
Hamptons Luxury Homes and President of the Telemark subsidiaries. “We believe very strongly that our customers
look for companies who can bring about savings to them while at the same time saving our environment.” 

NYSERDA’s and LIPA’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program is a network of independent home
builders and contractors that are accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). BPI is a national resource
for building science technology that sets standards for assessing and improving the energy performance, as well as
the health and safety of homes.

As part of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program, the Telemark Service and maintenance
performs a Comprehensive Home Assessment (CHA), which normally lasts one to three hours, after which
Telemark contractors provide a cost estimate to do the recommended improvements. Valuable information such as
the following is considered in the assessment and recommendations:

    l   Carbon Monoxide levels and/or moisture problems
    l   Air infiltration rates/insulation levels
    l   Heating/cooling/hot water system efficiency
    l   Central air conditioning efficiency - if applicable
    l   Distribution system (ductwork) - if applicable
    l   Lighting and major appliances

Some benefits to Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program recipients include:

    l   Energy audits - The program provides homeowners with a way of having an energy audit done at low or no
        cost. Households with income less than $207,200 with homes less than 3500 square feet qualify for a FREE
        Energy audit, a value of $250.00. For homes over 3500 square feet the state will pay $400. There is sliding
        scale for higher income households earning up to $414,400.
    l   Reduced cost financing - The state offers a way to finance up to 100% of the cost to complete the
        recommended energy saving improvements for rates as low as 3.49% . For those with lower incomes,
        NYSERDA with subsidies up to 50% of the upgrade costs.
    l   The LIPA rebate - Homeowners receive a 75% rebate for electric heat. Homeowners with oil or propane
        heat and central AC receive a 25% rebate. These rebates provided by LIPA are for qualified improvements
        that are recommended by the energy audit.
    l   Supplemental rebate - LIPA will also pay the homeowner for items such as windows , storm windows, wiring
        upgrades, replacement of electric hot water heaters, etc.
Dalene added that “the rebates provided by the LIPA for homeowners who take the steps to institute
recommendations from the audit have very liberal caps, thereby allowing owners to see almost immediate savings
and benefits from the program.” 

Hamptons Luxury Homes and its subsidiaries are national leaders in the construction industry by becoming carbon
neutral two consecutive years with a commitment to continue doing so in the future. As a result of this and awards
received for green building projects, including the HGA House on Long island, the company is at the forefront of
green building in the New York area. The company demonstrated this commitment to sustainable building more than
three years ago when it founded the Hamptons Green Alliance (www.hamptonsgreenalliance.org) a consortium of
contractors and tradesmen in the Hamptons committed to “green” building practices.

About Hamptons Luxury Homes

Hamptons Luxury Homes (www.hlxhomes.com) is a regional construction services company that builds and
maintains custom homes, luxury vacation homes and ultra-luxury estate homes throughout the eastern end of Long
Island, New York, with its principal offices located in Bridgehampton, New York. The Company’s wholly-owned
subsidiary, Telemark Inc., is a nationally-recognized and award-winning ultra-luxury homebuilder. The Company
maintains an industry leading reputation for construction of luxury vacation homes from foundation to completion,
with values ranging up to $60 million. Hamptons Luxury Homes combines ultra-high quality materials with old-world
craftsmanship to create the ultimate in luxury homes with outstanding aesthetic appeal. The Company’s other wholly-
owned subsidiaries include: Telemark Service and Maintenance, Inc., which provides ongoing property management,
maintenance and services; Bridgehampton Millwork, Inc., which manufactures and installs custom millwork, custom
cabinetry, custom built-ins and furniture.

Contacts
Martin E. Janis & Company, Inc.
Beverly Jedynak, 312-943-1123
bjedynak@janispr.com

								
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