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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

AWEB Supply, Geothermal Pioneer

A Slim Jim® 40 ton (HR) “POND LOOP IN A PACKAGE” consisting of four SJ-10T plates assembled with frame on skids, 3″ manifold and 3″ flange connections. Courtesy photo.

By George Harvey

Alan Watts had seven years’ experience in heating and cooling when he designed his first geothermal project in 1981. It […]

Wood Pellet Central Heating Systems and the Market Awareness

Note: tCO2e: Tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which is a measure that allows you to compare the emissions of other greenhouse gases relative to one unit of CO2. It is calculated by multiplying the greenhouse gas’s emissions by its 100-year global warming potential. Get the data behind the graphic at http://bit.ly/sustainableheating_CarbonGraphic.

By Jeff […]

EZ Firelogs are Easy

High and consistent heat output, low moisture in a tightly compacted log deliver a superior flame. Images courtesy of Mark Janinni.

By George Harvey

There was a time in my life when I cut, hauled, split, stacked, and burned my own firewood to heat a house in which I lived with four […]

Heating Your Home (or Business) on the Cheap:

From the Ground Up (or Down)

The circulation piping and smaller bore hole of Dandelion’s geothermal solution. Images: Becky Meier

By Greg Whitchurch

This is a tale of two apparently parallel lives which, on one fateful day just north of New York City, collided, creating a tsunami of life-changing consequences for them, their neighbors, […]

Advanced Wood Heating: REV’s 5-Year Plan

Road through a managed forest. Public domain

By Barb and Greg Whitchurch

On November 2nd, Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) held a press release event to announce their 5-Year Action Plan (bit.do/REVT5-Y). The event was hosted by Vermont Artisan Coffee and Tea Co. (VAC&T) at their brand-new, wood-heated headquarters in Waterbury, Vermont. The 5-Year Plan […]

We Can Warm Our Homes Without Warming the Planet!

Rally for renewable heat in Albany calls for swift transition off oil and gas and for New York to ramp up investment in heat pumps to reach climate goals

The Renewable Heat Now Campaign Rally. Photo by Erik R. McGregor

By Lindsay Speer

Albany, NY – As lake effect […]

The Vermont Bun Baker

Vermont Bun Baker 750

By George Harvey

Many people who cook with wood stoves absolutely love them. It is an entirely different experience, in which the stove itself almost seems to be a living thing, with its own soul, the goodness of which it imparts to its food in some mystical fashion. […]

Merrimack County Dept. of Corrections Heats Up

New Central Biomass System Heats Two NH Prisons

The currently occupied Merrimack County prison at right is tied into the new biomass boiler building and the second prison (not seen to left) through a long enclosed corridor that also contains the heat pipes from the boiler.

Froling Energy of Peterborough, New Hampshire, recently […]

The Montshire Museum of Science’s Path to Minimize Its Carbon Footprint

From an energy audit to a new wood pellet boiler heating system and more to come.

The interior of the Montshire Museum of Science. Courtesy photo.

By Chris Gillespie

This winter will be the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT’s first being heated by a new wood pellet boiler system.

As stated on […]

David vs. Goliath or Radiant vs. Forced Air

By Steve Swanson

Currently in the U.S., 95% of all new homes are built with forced-air heating systems (the other 5% are built with hydronic heating or electric heat). This is a classic David and Goliath situation. Now, just from the numbers, you would think forced air is a superior or better method for conditioning […]