Londonderry, N.H. — Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has announced the winning entries in its 2nd annual Green Living Awards contest. For 2014 Bosch considered entries for commercial and residential projects using Bosch products and awarded prizes for what was judged to be the top three projects in each category.
The First Place Award winners are:
For Commercial Bid-Spec: PEPCO Energy Services, Arlington, VA
Presented to David Benham, Construction Manager, PEPCO Energy Services
Application Summary: PEPCO Energy Services retrofitted the HVAC systems in a total of nine Spartanburg County, SC schools to boost energy efficiency by using geothermal heat pumps from Bosch/FHP. The upgrades are anticipated to save the school district $185,000 in energy savings annually and more than $3.5 million over the contract term, and reduce the schools’ carbon footprint level some 25% below year 2000 levels, as mandated by the Palmetto state. Bosch products included Bosch/FHP LV and EC water-source heat pumps and a TRS rooftop unit.
For Residential/Wholesale: James Brown Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, West Chester, PA
Presented to Scott Brown, Installer, James Brown Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
Application Summary: James Brown Plumbing, Heating & Air
Conditioning installed Bosch heating, hot water and air conditionin gproducts in a relocated historic home in Malvern, PA that was expanded and relocated. The 5-1/2 bathroom home features radiant heated floors in the new addition and master bedroom. Bosch products included a Bosch Greenstar boiler with a Buderus indirect storage tank and a water-to-water Bosch TW061 geothermal heat pump as the primary heating and air conditioning source for the home.
Other 2014 winners included:
Second Place, Commercial Bid-Spec: CGM Services, Tampa, FL for installation of a replacement geothermal system for First Church of Christ Scientist, Tampa, FL. Bosch products included Bosch/FHP 12.5 ton and 24 ton EC units replacing a 63-year-old HVAC system.
Third Place, Commercial Bid-Spec: Vermont Heating & Ventilating Co., Winooski, VT for a boiler replacement installation for the Episcopal Church Bishop Booth Conference Center in Burlington, VT. Bosch products included Buderus GB162 boilers in two-unit cascade along with Bosch DDC controls.
Second Place, Residential/Wholesale: Seaside Gas Service Inc., Yarmouthport, MA for an oil to gas conversion. A Bosch Greenstar boiler was used to reduce energy costs from $5,000 annually with oil to an expected cost of less than $2,000 with gas.
Third Place, Residential/Wholesale: TJ’s Plumbing and Heating, Attleboro, MA for upgrade to the HVAC system in a renovated historic home in Providence, RI. Bosch products included three Bosch TW Series 6 ton, two-stage water-to-water heat pumps.
The Green Living Awards, sponsored by Bosch Thermotechnology North America, is open to installing contractors and dealers, home and light commercial builders, and engineering specifiers to reward selection and installation of Bosch high efficiency products. Prizes include $2,000 for First Place winners, $1,000 for Second Place winners and $500 for Third Place winners in the form of Visa Reward Cards. In addition, the Green Living Awards contest includes an art, photography and creative writing contest for children 2-16 years old.
The Bosch Green Living Awards for North America are modeled after a highly successful program in the United Kingdom carried out since 2000 by Worcester Bosch (UK). The contest is designed to emphasize Bosch’s commitment to protecting the environment while encouraging energy efficient, sustainable practices in HVAC.
The Bosch Green Living Awards for 2015
The 2015 Green Living Awards contest opens later this year and runs through November 30, 2015 for submission of entries. For more Information on the Bosch Green Living Awards, visit www.boschheatingandcooling.com/GLA.