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Telemark Executives Participate in Manila Workshop on Sustainable and Net Zero Building

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Executives of Telemark, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hamptons Luxury Homes (PINK:HLXH) have recently returned from participating in a “Workshop on Sustainable and Net-Zero Buildings: Latest Trends and Technologies” held in Manila, Philippines last week. The invitation was extended to Frank Dalene, President of Telemark, Inc. and Tim Dalene, LEED AP and Project Manager for the HGA House, a facility that is believed to be the first net-zero energy, embodied carbon neutral and LEED Platinum residence in the country. Both were invited as a result of their expertise in and hands on experience in building to meet stringent “green” standards and beyond.

“LEED Certification for Existing Buildings and New Construction – Process, Procedures, Pitfalls”

Sponsored by the Asian Development Bank,* whose overarching goal is poverty reduction by building upon success in the Asia Pacific region, the Workshop brought together experts in the area of energy conservation and green building that included the Dalenes as well as Professor Nay Htun, Research Professor of the Department of Technology and Society and the Advanced Energy Center, and Professor Lin-Shu Wang, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook. These four individuals discussed a variety of green building technologies, newest trends in energy efficient equipment and low carbon infrastructure. The Dalenes led presentations that focused on “LEED Certification for Existing Buildings and New Construction – Process, Procedures, Pitfalls” and “Conversion of an Existing Home to High Performance Ultra Green – LEED Platinum and Beyond; Construction of Sustainable Buildings”. Professor Nay Htun, together with Frank Dalene, presented on the topic of “Emerging Trends in US and ISO Green Building Standards”. Frank also specifically led a session on the subject of Low Carbon Infrastructure – An Indexing Mechanism, where he discussed his development of the International Carbon Equivalent Mechanism Attributed to Neutrality (ICEMAN) that can calculate and index the carbon neutrality associated with the production of materials products and buildings by the application of sciences established as a result of the Kyoto Protocol, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and other similar efforts.

Professor Nay Htun presented a session on “Sustainable Buildings and Low Carbon Energy Pathways” and Professor Lin-Shu Wang presented on “Distributed Dynamic Storage for Solar Cooling and Heating of Buildings”.

“We were honored to be included with Professors Htun and Wang as invited participants in this conference,” said Frank Dalene. “The Asian Development Bank is pursuing LEED certification as it embarks on an extension of its headquarters building. Their commitment to the inclusion of green elements in the design and construction of these facilities enabled us to have a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and discussion during this meeting.”

The ADB asked the four participants to share their knowledge and expertise with them because they are viewed as experts in their respective fields.

Hamptons Luxury Homes:
Hamptons Luxury Homes, Inc. ( 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 superb old-world craftsmanship to create the ultimate in luxury homes with outstanding aesthetic appeal. Already a recognized and well-established entity in the exclusive environs of the Hamptons on Long Island, the company intends to expand into similar luxury markets in the United States. The Company’s other wholly-owned subsidiaries include: Telemark Service and Maintenance, Inc., which provide ongoing property management, maintenance and service; Bridgehampton Millwork, Inc which manufactures and installs custom millwork, custom cabinetry, custom built-ins and furniture.

* The Asian Development Bank:
ADB’s overall operations of $16.1 billion in 2009, comprised of loans and grants of $14.3 billion, guarantees amounting to $397 million, $850 million for a trade finance facilitation program, $220 million in equity investments, and $267 million in technical assistance.

ADB also mobilized cofinancing amounting to $3.2 billion.

ADB is working with shareholders and partners to spread the benefits of recovery more widely as the region emerges from a time of crisis, with renewed determination to tackle the causes of poverty and raise Asia’s standards of living, especially for the poor.

Beverly Jedynak
Martin E. Janis & Company, Inc.


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