NHWEC releases video on modern wood heating

By New Hampshire Wood Energy Council | January 30, 2015

The New Hampshire Wood Energy Council, one of 16 state wood energy teams funded in part by the USDA, has released a 5 minute video overview of heating commercial and institutional buildings with advanced wood chip and wood pellet heating systems. 

The video is part of the NHWEC’s program of education, outreach and technical assistance to commercial building owners who may be considering modern wood heating as an alternative to heating oil, propane or natural gas. 

Over 100 commercial and institutional buildings are heated with wood chips or pellets in New Hampshire, including schools, office buildings, fire stations, hospitals, greenhouses, and public works garages.  They do so to save money, reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels by switching to renewable energy, and keep fuel dollars in the New Hampshire economy.  Heating cost savings over oil or propane can be as much as 25 percent based on current pricing, and over 50 percent based on recent historical pricing of these fuels.  New Hampshire homeowners and businesses export over $1 billion annually by relying on imported fossil heating fuels.

Even though the video focuses on New Hampshire, its messages will be of broad interest throughout regions of the country that have abundant wood biomass resources and heating needs.  The NHWEC welcomes distribution and use by others interested in modern wood heating.