John Cesta and Marvin Shevel from Best Furnace Company in Champion are the main speakers for a Clean Energy Network Meeting in Trumbull County on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, from 7-8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 117 of the Kent State University Trumbull Campus Technology Building, 4314 Mahoning Avenue, NW. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Cesta and Shevel will discuss “Geothermal Systems” in Northeast Ohio. They will provide basic information about geothermal systems installed in our area and what is required to use geothermal for heating and cooling. In addition, the speakers will explain available energy tax credits and other incentives that will reduce the overall costs of geothermal projects. Both speakers have installed geothermal systems from many years. A question/answer session will follow the presentation. Also, attendees will discuss future meeting topics.
According to the Web site of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy, geothermal heat pumps use the Earth’s temperature to help heat and cool buildings. “The shallow ground, the upper 10 feet of the Earth, maintains a nearly constant temperature between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Like a cave, this ground temperature is warmer than the air above it in the winter and cooler than the air in the summer.” Using geothermal technology can save heating and cooling costs in our area. Source: http://www.nrel.gov/geothermal/
Best Furnace is a family-owned company in business for more than 30 years. Best sells and services a wide range of products from various manufacturers for residential and commercial customers. The company is on the Web at http://www.bestfurnacecompany.com/.
Clean Energy Network in Trumbull County is a group dedicated to increasing awareness in sustainability, green building and renewable energy technologies by bringing together like-minded people in the area. The Clean Energy Network in Trumbull County is a regional affiliate of Green Energy Ohio.
Green Energy Ohio is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. GEO is the Ohio Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. GEO promotes renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass and low-impact hydro) statewide by acting as a clearinghouse to inform Ohioans on sustainable energy. The GEO Web site is http://www.greenenergyohio.org/.