FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ONSET WEATHER STATIONS TRACK GREEN ROOF PERFORMANCE AT FORD TRUCK PLANT
BOURNE, MA, April 8, 2009 — 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 Computer Corporation has been producing small, inexpensive, battery-powered HOBO data loggers since 1981, and has sold over 1.5 million loggers that are used throughout the world by over 50,000 customers. The company manufactures a broad range of data logger and weather station products that are used to measure temperature, humidity, light intensity, voltage, and a broad range of other parameters. Onset data loggers are used in a wide range of research, commercial, industrial, and renewable energy applications.