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 1/22/2013 

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 The Homes of the Future Will Run on Natural Gas   

 
International Builders’ Show to Feature Natural Gas Technology of Tomorrow
 

Las Vegas, NV – Homes of the future will increasingly use clean natural gas efficiently and effectively to continue to bring the benefits of this domestic fuel to millions of Americans every day. The International Builders’ Show, the largest annual light construction show in the world, taking place now in Las Vegas, features cutting-edge technologies that enable consumers to take advantage of the benefits of our domestic abundance of natural gas. The American Natural Gas and Propane Industries exhibit, run by AGA, will bring together natural gas utilities from throughout the country with companies creating the residential natural gas technologies of today and tomorrow.

The 2013 New American Home, constructed by custom builder Blue Heron, showcases a large array of natural gas features and appliances, from energy saving, high-efficiency gas heat pumps for heating and cooling, to ultra-sleek indoor and outdoor fire features for comfort and ambience. The outdoor rooms are fully equipped with natural gas appliances for entertaining and relaxing. The home also features a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling appliance supplied by Southwest Gas, which delivers a convenient, on-site way to refuel CNG vehicles using the home’s existing natural gas supply line. The efficiency created by using natural gas is just one of the countless ways this home reduces its carbon footprint. The New American Home is expected to receive a number of energy and environmental awards and certifications.

“Natural gas customers are seeing the benefits of our nation’s abundance of this clean energy source on their monthly bills. The advanced technologies on display at the AGA International Builders’ Show exhibit and in the New American Home will showcase what is possible with natural gas as a foundation fuel – greater savings and efficiency in homes and business while helping us achieve our national goals of growing our economy, enhancing our national security and protecting our environment. America’s natural gas utilities are delivering these promises to their customers every day,” said AGA President & CEO Dave McCurdy.

AGA will be live tweeting throughout the conference, posting daily blogs, photos and videos of new natural gas appliances, and details on special giveaways for show patrons.

This is the 67th year that AGA gas been involved in this annual event hosted by the National Association of Homebuilders. Natural gas is used by over 177 million Americans and is the dominant source of energy for heat, hot water and cooking in homes and businesses in this country. America’s natural gas utilities deliver natural gas efficiently and reliably across more than 2.4 million miles of pipelines – the safest energy delivery network in the nation.

The American Natural Gas and Propane Industries exhibit will include the following manufacturers: Bradford White, BSH (BOSCH/Thermador), Copper Sculptures, Five Star, HOUZE: The Power of Zero, Lennox, Marathon Engine Systems, Navien, Rinnai, Robert H. Peterson Company and Yanmar. AGA member company participants include: AGL Resources, Atmos Energy Corporation, CenterPoint Energy, DTE Energy, Florida Public Utilities, Laclede Gas Company, Piedmont Natural Gas, Southwest Gas Corporation, TECO Energy and UGI Utilities, Inc. The Propane Education & Research Council, the American Public Gas Association, the Energy Solutions Center and the Southern Gas Association also participated in the booth.

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The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 71 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 94 percent — over 68 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets almost one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.

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