News of University's wood pellet heating/sustainability initiative reported by Associated Press...

Jun 3, 2008

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Franklin Pierce University switching to wood pellet heat

Concord Monitor, Boston.com, WCAX-TV CBS Vermont, WMUR-TV ABC New Hampshire, Foster's Daily Democrat

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) - Franklin Pierce University is replacing some of its oil burners with a wood pellet heating system to save money and reduce its carbon footprint.

The goal is to convert boilers that heat several dormitories and the school's athletic complex this year. University President George Hagerty says the move will save the school money and allow it to more accurate project energy costs, while using a local and renewable resource.

The school has contracted with International WoodFuels, which provides all the equipment at no capital cost, then bills customers for the heat they use.

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