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District heating evaluation tool planned

Nov. 25, 2009, Laconia, NH – The North Country Resource Conservation and Development Council of New Hampshire has launched a project to create a civic decision-making tool for evaluating the viability of wood biomass district heating systems for local communities.


November 25, 2009
By Canadian Biomass

Nov. 25, 2009, Laconia, NH – The North Country Resource Conservation and Development
(RC&D) Council of New Hampshire has launched a project titled The Community
Roadmap: a civic decision-making tool for evaluating the viability of wood
biomass district heating systems for New Hampshire communities. “So many communities are
interested in district heating for cost savings and environmental reasons,” says
Allison Grappone, program assistant at the Northern Forest Center and member of
the New Hampshire Wood Biomass Heat/Power Task Force. “We want to make it as
easy as possible for them to get started by providing information and technical
assistance.”

The
project’s goal is to create the decision-making tool to be useful both to municipalities
and to subsets of communities such as commercial and residential housing
developments says Richard DeMark, U.S. Department of Agriculture coordinator for
the North Country RC&D Area. He adds that the North country RC&D will
be soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to work with the Task Force
to create the decision-making tool. Those interested in the project can get
more information by visiting www.nhrcd.net or by calling the North Country
RC&D Area at 603-527-2093.

The
project has received financial support from the Regional Greenhouse Gas
Initiative, administered by the New Hampshire Public Utilities
Commission.


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