Oil Heat Cares Fundraiser Brings Home the Green

East Petersburg, Penn. ‘ The National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOHSM) sponsored a ‘Green Theme” fundraiser in late September in Lancaster County, PA, the perfect green countryside setting for this special Oil Heat Cares benefit.


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. The event included a tour of the Manheim Township High 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, 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  (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) 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 outdoor trailers on the property represented three regular Care to Ride sponsors: Peerless highlighted their Pinnacle Boiler; Energy Kinetics featured their ‘Smart Solar” hot water system; Crown Boilers displayed their Energy Star rated products. Inside the Barn, Honeywell showcased some of their latest control technologies and Burnham Boilers presented their latest energy efficient boiler technologies.


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.”

Visit www.oilheatcares.com to learn more about Oil Heat Cares and the next ‘Care to Ride” Fundraising Event, Monday, May 24, 2010, in Providence, RI.

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