|CCU Surveys Carroll County Towns for
Energy Projects: Dynamic ideas are
happening throughout the county!
Read the report “Town Energy Success Stories in
Carroll County"and find out how your town is
saving money on energy and borrow some great
ideas from your neighbors. The biggest lessons
learned is that bench-marking energy use is
probably the single most important step towns
can take to save money. And, if towns can “be
prepared” with an energy plan they are in a much
stronger position to take advantage of state or
federal funding opportunities.
School, town, business, church & citizen
representatives learn about Wood Pellet Heating
Options for Large Facilities:
On March 22nd folks gathered to
tour the wood-pellet boiler
system at the new Mt. View
Community Nursing Home in
Ossipee, see first-hand how a
large-scale pellet system works and hear about
successful projects in Carroll & Coos counties.
Links to presentations, handouts & resources:
Photos of event here.
|NEW! Biomass Tour Highlights now on YouTube!
Watch the 10 minute video here.
Watch biomass tour on Wolfeboro Community
TV - streaming from their site:
Tour of Mt. View Nursing Home pellet boiler
|Carroll County Advantage information
now live on County website! See it here.
Thank you to Ray O'Brien & Norren Downs and the
team for your efforts on this.
|30 learn about alternative heating
30 community leaders and residents learned first
hand how the Winnisquam HS wood chip heating
plant and the Tuftonboro Town Hall pellet system
work and how wood heat could help their towns,
schools or organizations reduce heating costs.
Thank you to Jack Parsons and Ian Raymond for
hosting and providing a wealth of information
about installing, operating and funding these
types of systems. Thank you to Yankee
Smokehouse for providing a van, Thayer
Corporation for their financial contribution and
Sarah Smith from UNH Cooperative Extension for
being on hand to provide additional information
Considerations for wood biomass in Carroll
County - what we've learned.
|See how it works:
- Life of a biomass boiler on you tube. Watch
how it works here!
- Biomass Supply Chain (Vermont video). Find
out how it works here.
NH/New England Examples:
- Winnisquam (NH) School District fires up
biomass boilers, October, 2010, project Q & A
- Tuftonboro Town House - handout
- Weeks Medical Center (Lancaster NH)
Biomass Boiler comes on-line, Feb. 2011
- Society for the Protection of NH Forests –
Green Building (Solar & wood chip), Concord,
- Wood pellets green energy, jobs - Jackson
Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Me expects to break
even in two years. WLBZ story here. August,
- Schools heating with wood chips - At a
Pioneering Maine School, Skeptics Have
Become Believers Leavitt High had been using
electric heat, and was looking to become the
first school in Maine to go with a chip system..
- Campton, NH Forest Service site - what
makes it green?
|Field Guide to NH Municipal Buildings and Energy
Audit Guidelines by Municipal Energy Working
Group, (PDF) 2011
|CCU I want Broadband video featuring Mark
McConkey describing the state of broadband in
Carroll County and initial steps you can take to
Team 4's Broadband Press Release.
Help map broadband in Carroll County by testing
the speed of your home or business internet
connection at this site.
NH awarded 44.5 million to expand broadband
Project site here.
Local Broadband efforts:
|Research notes & other information
|Jobs Portfolio in Carroll County - research notes
for 4/8/2010 meeting
Livable Wages in Carroll County
Buying local - research notes for 4/8/2010 meeting
Research notes for Feb 11, 2010 meeting.
PSNH's president on finding renewable energy
sources while minding the environment and the
economy. (Foster's 2/18/2010)
UNH Carsey Institute NH Livable Wage Report,
Carroll County map
Carroll County towns & population (2009)