We recently undertook a project at Gorell to determine the impact of energy-efficient windows and doors in terms of energy saved. Having kept detailed records of all the windows and doors built—including the various high-performance glass systems used in each—since we began manufacturing in 1994, we were able to compute the approximate number of BTUs our products have saved.
Next we went to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) for help in converting our data into information consumers could more easily relate to. We were directed to IUP professor Dr. Keith Kyler, who worked with one of his chemistry classes to calculate formulas to convert the BTUs being saved by Gorell products to relevant consumer measures.
We were astounded by the results and, now knowing the savings, were able to create a counter on our web site that continually shows the approximate amount of energy, money and gallons of gas being saved.
Special thanks to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and especially to Dr. Kyler of IUP’s Chemistry Department and his chemistry class. The energy savings counter was just placed on Gorell’s home page this past weekend. To see it, visit http://www.gorell.com
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