Thursday, August 2, 2012

Montpelier Senior Center Gets a New Life-Now Heated with Wood Pellets (Fröling P4 48/60)

In December 2009 a fire nearly destroyed the Montpelier Senior Activity Center on Barre Street in Montpelier.

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Before the fire, the building had some efficiency issues. The building’s energy consumption was huge with a budget of  over $38,000 a year for heat and electricity. The 25,000 sq ft. building had no insulation, single pane windows, and a outdated heating system that was controlled by only one thermostat.

Scott Nichols was present at the inauguration and was able to tour the facility. Here are some photos that he took:

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The new building now meets all building codes, has a new kitchen, classrooms, new roof, solar panels, sprinkler and alarm systems, elevator, air conditioning, and of course a new Fröling P4 pellet boiler with thermal storage and an inside pellet store room.

The Fröling P4 pellet boiler was sold by Sunwood Biomass 124 Fiddlers Green, Waitsfield VT 05673 802-583-9300 Contact: Dave Frank contact@sunwoodbiomass.com

For more information on this project, they do have a blog and website. They even have a Facebook page.

More images of the fire damage can be seen here.

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