– Saving money while protecting the environment just became easier for homeowners and builders thanks to the new online GreenResourceCenter
launched by high efficiency appliance manufacturer Bosch. The only manufacturer with a complete portfolio of ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances, Bosch has created a valuable, one-stop destination at www.boschappliances.com
with unique tools, such as the Energy Savings Calculator that quickly computes the annual energy costs and savings for individual Bosch appliances and a localized Rebate Finder.
Understanding the different needs of homeowners and builders, developers and architects, the Center is divided into different sections for consumer and trade visitors. For example, the trade section simplifies the process of securing appliance credits for the many environmental certification programs, such as LEED® for Homes, Earthcraft House, BuildingGreen and the Santa Monica Green Building Program.
“We know that gathering information on the latest environmental programs and products can be overwhelming, which is why Bosch developed the GreenResourceCenter
,” says Franz J. Bosshard, president and CEO. “By making it easy for people to the see the amount of money and resources they will save with our appliances, homeowners and builders will be able to quantify the value of choosing Bosch whether they are installing them in a single home or a whole development.”
Energy Savings Calculator
A helpful tool for all visitors to the GreenResourceCenter
, the Energy Savings Calculator provides a simple reference for the energy and water savings, as well as the financial advantage, of purchasing and using a Bosch appliance throughout its operational lifetime. This feature can be adjusted for multi-unit developments and local energy and water rates to give per day and cumulative saving totals. Using this innovative tool, builders and developers can tangibly demonstrate to homebuyers both the financial and environmental benefits of investing in Bosch products.
Used in combination with the Energy Savings Calculator, the Rebate Finder option delivers an even more substantial payoff for buying eco-friendly Bosch appliances. Offering valuable savings for consumers and trade visitors, the simple click of the Rebate Finder button links the user to ENERGY STAR partners’ special offers and rebates on energy efficient products, including little known options from local utility companies. Green