Paul Smith’s College, NYSERDA Partner On Wood Pellet Heating Project

Paul Smith’s College is installing a sustainable wood-pellet boiler system, which will heat its three academic buildings. This project is one of the first uses in the state of a high-efficiency and low-emission wood pellet boiler heating system to heat multiple buildings, and one of five sites in the North Country planning to install this […]

Paul Smith’s College is installing a sustainable wood-pellet boiler system, which will heat its three academic buildings. This project is one of the first uses in the state of a high-efficiency and low-emission wood pellet boiler heating system to heat multiple buildings, and one of five sites in the North Country planning to install this technology.

Other sites include the Olympic Regional Training Center in Lake Placid, North Country Community College’s Sparks Athletic Complex in Saranac Lake, the Indian Lake School and the North Country School in Lake Placid.

The project was partially supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program, which encourages local communities across the state to become more sustainable and energy efficient.

“We are very excited to get this system up and running,” said Steve McFarland, vice president for capital projects at Paul Smith’s. “This wood-pellet fueled mini-district heating grid has the potential to become the standard heating method for institutions and homeowners in the region, and Paul Smith’s is excited to serve as the model.”

This new technology is being advanced by Renewable Heat NY, which encourages growth of the high-efficiency, low-emission biomass heating industry. The program also supports quicker development of this industry, raises consumer awareness and encourages local sustainable heating markets and sustainable forestry.

From the New York Real Estate Journal: http://nyrej.com/81218

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