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Bosch Technology Makes Historic Governor's Mansion of California Greener and More Secure

Preservation and Enhancement of Heritage

Comprehensive heating and security technology installed
- Bosch helps to reduce the impact of the tough financial times in California
- Heating technology can reduce the hot water bill by up to 50 percent
- Security system provides comprehensive coverage and is easy to handle

SACRAMENTO, CA / FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – Bosch and California State Parks have partnered to preserve and enhance the Governor's Mansion State Historic Park located in Sacramento. The company installed state-of-the-art building tech-nology to make this 133 year-old historic home more environmental friendly and se-cure. Bosch donated a hot water heater unit as well as a comprehensive intrusion and fire alarm system. The mounted heating technology – a Bosch’s condensing tankless water heater as well as the Ariston point-of-use electric mini tank – can re-duce the hot water bill of the Governor's Mansion by up to 50 percent. The security system now in place – a G Series control panel model – is designed with features to help make security easy while giving comprehensive coverage.

“Maria and I are thrilled that Bosch stepped up to support one of our state treasures. By using state-of-the-art building technology to retrofit this historic site, we will im-prove security as well as energy efficiency, resulting in lower carbon emissions and lower utility costs in the years to come,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“True to our slogan “Invented for Life,” we are happy to contribute to the preservation and enhancement of the Governor's Mansion with products for eco-friendly water heating and security. I’m proud that Bosch can help to retain this heritage for current and future generations,” said Peter Marks, president and CEO, Robert Bosch LLC, and member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH.

With strict budget constraints facing California, California State Parks relies on pub-lic-private partnerships to provide critical funding for the restoration and enhance-ment of its historic structures. This partnership with Bosch helps reduce the impact of these tough financial times and ensures California State Parks will continue to provide quality services to the public.

The Governor's Mansion State Historic Park is the former official home of the Gov-ernor of California. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located at 1526 H Street in Sacramento, the mansion no longer serves as the Gov-ernor's official residence but as a museum. It is also used for public and state cere-monies and events. George Pardee was the first governor to live in the house; Ro-nald Reagan was the last. The thirty-room Second Empire-Italianate Victorian man-sion was built in 1877 for local hardware merchant Albert Gallatin. The State of Cali-fornia purchased the house in 1903 to serve as a governor's mansion until 1975.

Under its three brands - Bosch, Buderus and FHP - the company offers a broad range of resource efficient heating products and hot water solutions for both resi-dential and commercial applications. Amongst others, the product lines include do-mestic hot water heaters and tanks, water boilers, solar systems and heat pumps. In 2009, Bosch supplied technology to the Eco Plus Home, located in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada, a fully-fitted home that provides eco-friendly living for a family of six. The project demonstrates how consumers can have a normal lifestyle without dependence on fossil fuels and exposure to rising energy prices. Among the home’s many technologies, Bosch provided the electric heat pump, a solar thermal system, a photovoltaic system and energy-efficient appliances. Last year, the company gen-erated a third of its sales with products that help at conserving resources and pro-tecting the environment.

Bosch also offers a broad portfolio of security, safety and communications systems. Amongst others, products for video surveillance, access control, and intrusion and fire detection are used by schools and universities, government agencies, airports, retail stores, casinos and in many other commercial environments throughout North America. In 2009, for example, Bosch installed security technology helped keep watch on the 1.3 million year old Mt. Erebus. Designed for harsh weather applica-tions, Bosch’s EX14 Extreme Environment Camera is positioned at the crater of the Antarctic volcano, exposed to average winter temperatures of -58° F while it moni-tors activity.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 275,000 associates generated sales of $53 billion (38.2 billion euros) in fiscal 2009. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is repre¬sented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than $5 billion (3.5 billion euros) for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy and healthcare products. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 20,000 associates in more than 70 locations, with reported sales of $7.3 billion in fiscal 2009.

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Gov California - May 2010


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