Bosch Hot Water ’s newest energy-efficient gas hot water system – the Bosch 32C – has been named ‘Innovative Green Product of the Year’ at the esteemed 2011 ECO-Buy Awards.
The 6-star Bosch 32C Commercial Condensing system was judged by ECO-Buy with the results announced at its recent ‘Awards for Excellence in Green Purchasing’. It was described as innovative and offers outstanding environmental benefits.
Water heating accounts for 25 per cent of energy used in the average Australian home, and is responsible for around 23 per cent of a home’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Most commercial operations use a similar, often greater, proportion of their overall energy use on hot water.
“The Bosch 32C is a high-efficiency continuous flow gas system ideal for schools, aged care facilities and leisure centres,” said ECO-Buy’s Research Manager, Stephen Reardon.
“It has an innovative condenser feature that takes heat from the exhaust gases to pre-heat inlet water, helping it to achieve a 6-star rating.”
The effect is an energy saving of up to 16 per cent, compared with standard continuous flow commercial systems.
According to James Smith, National Commercial Manager for Bosch Hot Water, the Bosch 32C had become the green product of choice for large homes and commercial projects across Australia because of its unique environmental edge over competing systems.
“It is the only true commercial-grade condensing system on the market and delivers thermal efficiency of more than 94 per cent.”
In terms of carbon reduction, Mr Smith said choosing the Bosch 32C was equivalent to taking one-and-a-half cars off the road for a year, saving tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and major dollars in terms of running costs. This calculation is based on carbon emissions in Victoria what the agerage car produces four tonnes of greenhouse gas a year. Averages may vary in other regions.
“It is also the only commercial unit that can be installed internally or externally, and has a 25 per cent thicker commercial-grade copper heat exchanger.”
This latest accolade follows the success of Bosch’s domestic condensing gas hot water system, the 6.9-star Bosch 26eco+, which was named GreenPlumbers ‘Product of the Year’ in 2009.