Institutions

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center

At Crotched Mountain, a New Woodchip System Generates Cost Savings and Fuel Security

In the forested hills of southern New Hampshire, the nonprofit organization Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center has worked since 1936 with disabled and brain-injured adults and children and their families, building hope and rebuilding lives. Several years ago, the sizable campus’s aged, expensive, oil-fired heating system was close to the end of its life...

Harney County District Hospital

A Small Hospital, Wood Pellets, and Leadership

This is a study of how one leader, equipped with good information and the determination to act on it, can shape a pioneering, practical energy choice for a vital institution in a struggling economy...

Kings County Memorial Hospital

After 27 Years, a Pioneering System in the Maritimes Is Still Heating a Small Community Hospital Campus

In the world of community-scale biomass heat energy, the Canadian maritime province of Prince Edward Island has been a pioneer with a woodchip-fueled district energy system heating much of downtown Charlottetown, the provincial capital, since the late 1980s. But that's not the oldest biomass system in the province...

South Dakota State Treatment and Rehabilitation Academy

A Pioneering Chip System Plows through a "Trial and Error" Year

In the Black Hills region of South Dakota, “logging leaves piles of slash”—the noncommercial parts of harvested trees—“that sawmills cannot use,” notes a recent presentation by a state correctional center that in 2008 became the state’s first public facility to fire up a biomass heating system...