Two N.H. Districts save big with biomass-fueled plants.
The biomass plants will use almost 1,000 pounds of wood chips each year from local suppliers to generate hot water in the boilers to heat the schools.
"It's a less expensive heating source," says Cheryl Somma, business administrator at WRSD. "As the prices of fuel and other energy fluctuate, it will help keep costs down."
Sixty-four thousand gallons of oil fuel and 120,000 therms of natural gas will be saved by transitioning the two schools in each district to this model. This carbon-neutral fuel source will lead to a combined annual reduction of almost 720 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Both districts have financed these programs through 15-year performance contracts with Honeywell. The savings--which are guaranteed by Honeywell--will pay for the work.
In addition to its completed plant, the Pembroke District also installed high-efficiency lighting and boilers, made roof renovations, and upgraded the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) controls. Conversely, WRSD is putting the finishing touches on its additional renovations.
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|Date:||Jun 1, 2010|
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