Study: Wood heat would save schools money

Posted on March 6, 2008. Filed under: Biomass, Wood |

From an article by Robert Imrie in The Capital Times:

A new study by a group trying to save energy concludes that up to 300 schools in Wisconsin could switch to wood heat and save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs.

The study, financed by Focus on Energy, found that the change, based on current natural gas prices, would save schools up to $75,000 each year, paying for the investments perhaps within five years.

“We have been pushing this concept for quite awhile. Maybe now it is getting more attention because prices are going up,” said Don Wichert, director for Focus on Energy’s renewable energy program. “There is this whole green movement. I think school boards are much more receptive to looking at environmental and renewable technologies.”


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