Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is excited to be included on the Green Energy Ohio Tour taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 3, 4 and 5. This free event features self-guided, guided or open house tours across Ohio highlighting homes, businesses and public places that are using green technologies. Alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, biomass and green design will be among the featured designs included in the tour.
Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton will share information and a tour of the solar panel array that provides energy and climate control for a storage building located on the campus at 324 Wilmington Avenue in Dayton. According to facilities manager and solar advocate Mark Wagner, the solar energy produced at the Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton site produced energy in the first 12 months of operation equivalent to
- powering 3 homes annually
- removing 4 cars from the road
- planting 1,140 trees
- the power produced by 18 barrels of oil
The array has offset 45,570lbs (21 metric tons) of carbon emissions in its first year. This is equivalent to CO2 emissions from:
- 2,372 gallons of gasoline consumed
- 22,501 pounds of coal burned
And greenhouse gas emissions from:
- 7 tons of waste sent to a landfill
- 50,559 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle
The solar system includes 96 solar modules, 2 inverters and produced 30,000kWh in the first year of operation. Those participating in the Green Energy Ohio tour can visit the site and learn more about it Friday, June 3 from 4 to 6 pm, Saturday, June 4 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, June 5 from 1 to 4 pm. It is the first of several green approaches to energy and efficiency planned for the Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton campus.