Bosch to assist low-income communities with energy-saving strategies
Schools like Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Texas use renewables like Bosch geothermal heat pumps, to educate students.
As part of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, Bosch Thermotechnology will continue its outreach to school districts in low income and extreme climate areas where energy resiliency is critical.
President Obama recognized Bosch for its ongoing efforts to provide innovative low-cost energy solutions across the building spectrum, to include use of renewable technology solutions like geothermal heat pumps.
The Bosch recognition by the President comes as part an executive order in conjunction with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan regulation and was outlined in a White House statement issued on August 24 just hours before the President’s keynote speech at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In his address the President outlined an extensive series of proposals and actions for promoting clean energy, increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy waste, and developing low cost energy solutions for residential and commercial use.
Key to the President’s clean energy plan is to direct federal resources and build a coalition of state and municipal officials, private sector partners and foundations in support of clean energy and renewable energy programs nationally, with special emphasis on assisting low income communities and veterans in saving energy.
Bosch Thermotechnology, as a leading provider of energy efficient heating and cooling products, to include ground source heat pumps (GSHPs), is committing part of its sales efforts to focus on outreach to school districts in low income and extreme climate areas where energy resiliency is critical with these planned activities going forward:
- Work to educate stakeholders and decision makers in low income communities about opportunities/benefits of high efficiency buildings, particularly for schools
- Share critical information and case history examples with stakeholders on project implementation
- Provide best practices on how schools can integrate energy efficiency projects into school curriculums and reinforce teaching and learning about energy efficiency and conservation in the classroom.
For heating and cooling, which typically involves the largest energy use in a home or building, these recommendations and best practices for schools and other buildings can range from use of:
- Condensing boiler technology to capture/use otherwise wasted energy
- Condensing boilers in cascade configuration
- Ground source heat pumps in geothermal applications
- Combining geothermal with solar PV energy to achieve Zero Net Energy buildings (ZNEB).
Bosch Thermotechnology’s condensing boiler products and ground source heat pumps have made significant contributions to reducing energy use in homes, schools, office buildings, and planned sustainable communities nationwide. For schools, savings on energy can be reinvested in classroom technology and other resources.
“Bosch is driven by environmental stewardship and constant innovation to produce the most energy efficient products possible across all product lines,” says Vitor Gregorio, president of Bosch Thermotechnology North America. “Our heating and cooling products reduce energy use and enhance occupant comfort no matter the size and function of a building.
“We are honored to be part of the President’s commitment to create a cleaner energy economy and to be considered by developers and government agencies for viable solutions to save energy.”
Bosch Thermotechnology is currently sponsoring a national effort called Geothermal Day to provide information and resources on geothermal heating and cooling technology. Special emphasis in this effort is dedicated to introducing-educating the next generation on the benefits of renewable technologies.
Read more about geothermal heating and cooling.