BOURNE, MA, June 9, 2008 — Onset Computer Corporation, the 'HOBO' Data Logger Company, today announced that the company has become part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Partnership Program by committing to protect the environment and reduce its energy consumption.
Onset's in-house energy team is developing and implementing the necessary strategies and initiatives required to launch and sustain a formal energy management program for the company's 40,000 square foot facility located in Bourne, Massachusetts.
Onset will be using its own web-based energy monitoring products to monitor electricity consumption and other parameters in various areas of their facility. The data will provide information needed to determine where best to focus on energy reduction efforts, and later be used to help verify energy efficiency improvements made as a result.
As one specific example, the company has deployed one of its HOBO® U30 Remote Monitoring Systems to track kilowatt hours and air temperature in a section of its building for base-line measurements to improve energy consumption. The measurements are recorded and the data is transmitted to the Internet where energy team members can view and analyze the data on a 24/7 basis.
"Onset is committed to continually improving our management of energy resources, which reduces both operating costs and related forms of pollution," says Nick Lowell, director of engineering for Onset. "The very same systems we supply to energy managers, green building consultants, and HVAC contractors all over the world will play a key role in helping us manage our own energy usage. We are proud to be a part of the family of businesses that have partnered with ENERGY STAR."
For more information about Onset’s line of HOBO data logger and weather station products, visit: http://www.onsetcomp.com.
Onset is a world leader in portable data logging and monitoring solutions based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 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. Onset has sold more than one million data loggers since the company's founding in 1981.