Onset Computer Corporation (http://www.onsetcomp.com), the world’s leading supplier of data loggers, today announced that Ford Motor Company has installed the company’s web-based weather stations on the green rooftop of its environmentally-friendly Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan.
Two Onset HOBO® U30 weather stations monitor soil moisture levels on the green roof, as well as general rooftop weather conditions, and transmit the data to the Internet for access by Ford engineers.
The data is being used on an ongoing basis to verify that the 10.4-acre vegetated roof is helping to reduce the amount of stormwater released after periods of rainfall. The data also helps plant personnel maintain the health of the rooftop’s sedum groundcover, and contributes to the energy savings at the plant by reducing heating and cooling costs.
Ford Motor Company’s actions to reduce the amount of energy used to manufacture vehicles and support its U.S. operations have earned it the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s coveted 2009 ENERGY STAR Award for the fourth consecutive year.
Onset is the world’s leading supplier of data loggers. The company’s HOBO data logger and weather station products are used around the world in a broad range of monitoring applications, from verifying the performance of green buildings and renewable energy systems to agricultural and coastal research. Based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Onset has sold more than one million data loggers since the company’s founding in 1981. Visit Onset on the web at http://www.onsetcomp.com.