High performance homes continue to grow in demand with homebuyers
- DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes can offset most annual energy consumption
- Program promotes high-performance homes with reduced energy consumption
- Renewable energy offsets carbon emissions
- DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes maintain value, benefit homeowners
Londonderry, New Hampshire, September 28, 2016 – Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. announced its participation in the Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home™ program. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (formerly DOE Challenge Home) represents a new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a compelling way to recognize builders for leadership in increasing energy efficiency, improving indoor air quality, and making homes zero energy ready.
DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes are verified by a qualified third-party and are at least 40-50 percent more energy efficient than a typical new home. This generally corresponds to a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score in the low- to mid-50s, depending on the size of the home and region in which it is built. The Zero Energy Ready Home is so energy efficient, most or all of its annual energy consumption can be offset with renewable energy – it is the “home of the future” right now!
“As a global producer of advanced energy-efficient heating, cooling and hot water systems, Bosch Thermotechnology is in a strong position to enable builders and developers to select a portfolio of sustainable home comfort products from one supplier,” explained Mark Stimson, Key Builder Sales Manager for Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. “These products reduce homes’ energy usage with the aid of innovative design, energy efficiency and “smart” Wi-Fi communicating control systems.”
As a Zero Energy Ready Home Innovation Partner, Bosch Thermotechnology supplies sustainable HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) solutions with high-quality ENERGY STAR™ recognized heating, air conditioning and water heating systems, including tankless water heaters, boilers, and air-to-air and geothermal heat pump systems. For example, a Bosch geothermal solution combined with solar energy generation and high-efficiency appliances can deliver a zero energy home.
“The Department of Energy is proud to partner with companies such as Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. to educate homeowners how they can get homes that leading experts would choose by simply asking builders for the Zero Energy Ready Home label,” said Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect, U.S. DOE Building Technologies Office.
To learn more about the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program, visit http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/zero-energy-ready-home.
To view the suite of energy efficient heating, cooling and hot water products from Bosch, visit www.boschheatingandcooling.com.
About Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. is a leading source of high quality heating, cooling and hot water systems. The Company offers Bosch tankless, point-of-use and electric water heaters, Bosch and Buderus floor-standing and wall-hung boilers, Bosch and FHP water-source, geothermal and air-source heat pump systems, as well as controls and accessories for every product line.
Bosch Thermotechnology is committed to reinventing energy efficiency by offering smart products that work together as integrated systems that enhance quality of life in an ultra-efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
Bosch strives to bring the most energy-efficient and environmentally responsible products to global consumers. In delivering the best products at affordable prices to our markets, Bosch has established multiple collaborations and joint ventures on a global scale to bring the latest technologies to North America. All global manufacturing facilities must adhere to stringent quality standards in order to provide the trusted Bosch brand.
For more information, visit www.boschheatingandcooling.com
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 31,000 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2015. In 2015, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $14 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of $78.3 billion (70.6 billion euros) in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at roughly 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
SOURCE: The Bosch Group