Seeking to educate local home buyers and consumers about green and sustainable home building, Bridgehampton, N.Y.-based Hamptons Luxury Homes and its general contracting subsidiary Telemark have formed the Hamptons Green Alliance, bringing together building contractors on the east end of Long Island who are committed to green building practices. Five charter members have joined the locally focused alliance:

  • Intelligent security and automation systems installer Connected Hearth;

  • Delfino Insulation Company, a supplier and installer of insulation systems, foundation waterproofing, fireplaces, closet systems, and cultured stone;

  • Flanders Heating and Air Conditioning;

  • Renewable energy installer and service provider Sun Stream USA; and

  • Treewise, a 100 percent organic ecological landscape management company.

The alliance will provide pragmatic educational tools and act as a resource to the general public, says Hamptons Luxury Homes vice president/Telemark president Frank Dalene. Through two Web sites— and —the alliance will offer a platform for consumers and its own members to exchange information and ideas about materials, systems, best practices, and the benefits of sustainable building. Both Web sites are expected to launch later this spring.

This article originally appeared on Custon Home Online.