NAOHSM sponsored a “Green Theme” fundraiser in late-September that included a tour of local school's new geothermal heating and cooling system.
The National Association of Oil
Heating Service Managers sponsored a “Green Theme” fundraiser in late-September
in Lancaster County, Pa. The event included a tour of the Manheim
School in Lancaster
County, the first school
in the country to install a geothermal heating and cooling system.
The Southeast and Central Pennsylvania chapters of NAOHSM,
along with other guests, toured this landmark educational facility and enjoyed
a presentation by Jeff Harris, the school’s engineer, and Tom
Koch, the plant manager.
When the school underwent a recent renovation, NAOHSM
reports, the engineers implemented many of the most green technologies
available today, including solar, radiant heat and special suspended film
insulated glass windows that qualified the facility for a LEED Silver
designation. An electric kiosk was also installed to allow users an opportunity
to monitor energy performance.
After the school tour, the NAOHSM group visited the
“Overlook Barn,” a recently renovated 18th century barn and restaurant. Three three
regular Care to Ride sponsors offered trailer displays of their products:
Peerless highlighted its Pinnacle Boiler; Energy Kinetics featured its “Smart
Solar” hot water system; and Crown Boilers displayed Energy Star-rated
products. Inside the Barn, Honeywell showcased some of its latest control
technologies, and Burnham Boilers presented its latest energy-efficient boiler
After a buffet dinner sponsored by local oil dealers B.G.
Mellinger, Worley & Obetz, and Schwanger Brothers, Dan Holohan
conducted one of his popular seminars: “Heating Around the World.”
Oil Heat Cares is a not-for-profit foundation (501C-3)
whose purpose is to assist needy persons and organizations with the replacement
of their heating appliances. Visit www.oilheatcares.com to learn more about
the program and the next “Care to Ride” fundraising event, Monday, May 24,
2010, in Providence, R.I.
Oil Heat Cares Fundraiser Brings Home The Green
November 11, 2009