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Dry Wood Chip Boiler Heats 104-Unit Housing Complex

The new 1.84 million BTU/hr Viessmann Vitoflex 300-RF biomass boiler. Photos courtesy of Froling Energy.

By Jim Van Valkenburgh

Applegate Apartments in Bennington, Vermont is among the largest affordable housing developments in the state. Heat and hot water have always been provided in each unit as part of the rent, which is […]

Past and Future of Ductless Heat Pumps

Looking Back Four Years and Now in 2018, the Record Speaks for Itself.

The Davidsons are very happy with their Mitsubishi Hyper Heat H2i Heat Pumps installations. The heat pump can be seen in the backdrop while John plays croquet. The Davidsons chose the floor model as seen in the back right […]

New Product to Heat or Cool Homes:

Dandelion Air

Most of us know a company called Google, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet. Another Alphabet subsidiary is Dandelion, which arose out of X, Alphabet’s research and development laboratory.

Dandelion launched a new product system, the Dandelion Air, on May 30. The Dandelion Air is a smart, all-in-one home heating and […]

A Fertile Opportunity for Renewable Heating

Older Commercial Building Benefits from Biomass Heat

The original, blackened, American Standard oil boiler with its six-inch stalactite pipe leaks. Photos: Scott Nichols

By Scott Nichols

Sometimes nice old buildings present fertile opportunities for renewable heating makeovers with Froling wood pellet boilers. Here is a great example. The building that became Tarm’s […]

Pellet boiler Boot Camp at Vermont Technical College

Design & Installation of High Performance Pellet Boiler Systems

A full-day “deep dive” into the technical design of biomass boiler systems will take place on April 3, 2018 at Vermont Technical College in Center Randolph, VT.

This training will be presented by Jeff Rubin of Sustainable Heating Outreach & Education, and John Siegenthaler, […]

Responsible, Affordable, Light Industrial Heating with Wood Biomass

Vermont Artisan Coffee and Tea Company in Waterbury, VT. Photo Joseph Architects.

By Barb and Greg Whitchurch

On November 2nd, Renewable Energy Vermont held a press release event to announce its 5-Year Action Plan. The event was hosted by VT Artisan Coffee and Tea Co. (VAC&T) at their brand-new headquarters in Waterbury, VT, right […]

Renewable Heat Now Rally Dec 6 and Petitions to Sign

Renewable Heat Now is a campaign organized by Alliance for a Green Economy, New Yorkers for Clean Power, NY-GEO, HeatSmart Tompkins, Sane Energy Project, and Frack Action. The organizations are working together to accelerate the adoption of ground-source (geothermal) and air-source heat pumps in New York State to reduce the amount of fossil fuels used […]

Request for Proposal for Rutland County Low-income stove change out and pellet heating program

The CEDF released a request for proposals (RFP) to create and administer a program that will serve low-income residential Vermonters in Rutland County with the installation of pellet heating stoves/systems and change-out of old non-certified wood stoves with EPA certified wood/pellet stoves or heating systems.

Proposals are due by October 24, 2017. Please see the […]

Geothermal Seminar

Join the New England Geothermal Professional Association (NEGPA) for their bi-monthly Geothermal Seminars – non-members are welcome to attend as well! Topics for discussion in this seminar will include:

Seasonal thermal energy storage for sustainable heating & cooling Case study of a thermal powered building in Portsmouth, NH

Presenters:

Mark […]

Northeast Biomass Heating Conference and Expo

Many challenges face the biomass thermal energy industry today, including warm winters and an uncertain legislative future. From April 25-27, 2017, the ninth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Conference & Expo (NEBHX) in Burlington, VT, will confront these issues head-on, with conference tracks on policy, technical and project development, and business development.

NEBHX will draw hundreds […]