This week, The White Mountain School opened its doors to business owners of the North Country for a very different kind of education. The Biomass Heat Workhop is an annual opportunity for local schools and businesses to gather together and discuss the various risks, challenges, and rewards of switching to energy-efficient heating solutions. Organizations that had already switched to eco-friendly boilers took the podium to share success stories and offer advice for how to choose a solution that fits the needs of a specific business, how to finance that change, and what switching to a more sustainable heat source can do, not just for the environment, but for the business owner. Tours were held of WMS’s own wood-pellet boilers, which burn 150 tons of highly compressed wood pellets per year while saving our school $40,000 when compared to our old oil-burning boiler.
WMS is proud to be a leader in sustainable energy solutions in the North Country community, and we will continue to lead the way in local green engineering with the construction of the new Catherine Houghton Arts Center, which is to be a zero net energy building, and with our projects in the years to come.