Category: White Paper

White Paper – Going for Ultimate Greenness – Hidden Ways to Go Green at Home

HIDDEN WAYS TO GO GREEN AT HOME

By definition, “Going Green” relates to the pursuit of knowledge that can lead to environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.

Individuals and businesses everywhere are being encouraged to reduce their “carbon footprint.” A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular, its impact on climate change. Each of us leaves a carbon footprint through the products and services we use and consume in our daily lives. What are some new ways to reduce carbon footprints? This white paper outlines a few simple solutions that are sometimes overlooked that can help you achieve the ultimate greenness in your home, especially when it comes to saving water and energy.

Case Study – Lake Hope State Park, Vinton County, Ohio

Lake Hope State Park a natural paradise lies within 26,000-acres of the Zaleski State Forest in Southeast Ohio. Lake Hope has 69 cottages that are rented out year round with most rentals occurring in the spring, summer, and fall.

Lake Hope State Park conducted in-house guest surveys in which guests stated that they run out of hot water frequently. Darryl Trigg, Park Engineer, contributed to this case study in conjunction with Southeastern Ohio Power for Rod Garey, Park Manager, Lake Hope State Park. In order to obtain accurate information, Lake Hope installed water and electric meters in each cabin to monitor hot water consumption. They were able to obtain accurate measurements of the number of kilowatts needed to heat a gallon of water with a storage tank water heater vs. an Eemax Electric Tankless Water Heater.