What are we working on now?
We recently completed a new biomass project with a Schimd boiler. The project turned out ok but I wouldn't use a Schmid boiler again as they cannot support the North American marketplace. We acted as a turnkey provider for a 600 kW (2 million BTU/h) hot water boiler fired with wood pellets. The system includes a 1650 gallon thermal storage
tank that acts as a buffer between the boiler and building demand for heat. The buffer allows the boiler to run during the
shoulder seasons when biomass normally is not efficient. The system supplies over 80% of the buildings heat needs and saves the district over 30,000 gallons of #2 heating oil annually. The payback ROI is just 48 months!
Click on the pictures to see the installation in progress.
What have we worked on in the past?
Our firm recently completed work with the Briggs Elementary School in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. Acting as the turnkey provider, our firm installed a pellet boiler as their brand new school was being built. Our team worked seamlessly with their construction team to produce a successful project. Our constant oversight and attention to detail ensured the biomass project was implemented on schedule and as planned. The school is slated to open this fall and our team will be there to support the community as they 'cut the ribbons' on their new school!
RSU 38 - Caribou, Maine: Our firm has worked for several years with this school district. We began by conducting a Facility Condition Assessment. As a result of the Assessment, we were then hired to complete Long-Term Master Planning. Most recently, our firm completed an Owner's Representative project in which a large Viessmann biomass boiler was installed. Mike McCormick of our firm, was the primary point of contact for all matters dealing with this biomass project. In all, a $2.9 million was completed successfully.
RSU 29 - Houlton, Maine: Our firm initially performed an alternative energy feasibility study for the Houlton community. Upon completion of this study, we found a biomass project to be the most successful option for them. We completed their application for the Maine Forestry Service grant program in which the school district was awarded $750,000 toward their project. The school now has a biomass boiler heating their school and we continue to explore other biomass options in their community.
Madawaska School, Maine: Our firm wrote and assembled the Maine Forestry Service grant application for the school department. The application was successful and the school was awarded the full amount available of $750,000. Additionally, the school received funding for emissions equipment in the amount of $160,000, for a total grant award of $910,000 to go toward their biomass heating project. Our firm was instrumental in the initial design of this project, which began heating in FY13.
Town of Perry, Maine: The town of Perry was awarded a grant through Efficiency Maine for energy conservation projects. Among these projects, an energy audit was to be conducted at the Perry Elementary School, energy conserving upgrades throughout the town buildings, and a pellet boiler installed at the town garage. Our firm was hired as the General Contractor to oversee all of the energy projects. The boiler has been installed and the energy audit and other projects will soon be complete, which include building envelope improvements and lighting upgrades were completed shortly after.