GREEN ENERGY TIMES
Correction for Feb.15, 2011 Issue:
It was brought to our attention that thecaption or one o the images in thebiomass article in the recent Feb. 15, 2011issue o GET was incorrect. The captionwas printed as ‘Burlington College inBurlington, VT’. It should have been‘Bennington College in Bennington, VT.’Apologies and the mistake were broughtto our attention just ater the publicationwas released, rom Cindy at BERC.
h amicn sociy of Hing,rfiging, nd ai-Condiioningengin (asHrae)
members, romaround the world, will convene in Mon-treal this June or an annual conerencetitled
“Sustainability Knows No Bor-ders”
.Five days o technical programswill run rom June 25th through June29th. ASHRAE, ounded in 1894, is aninternational, engineering organiza-tion with more than 50,000 members.ASHRAE ocuses on the advancemento heating, ventilation, air conditioningand rerigeration to serve humanity andpromote a sustainable world throughresearch, standards writing, publishingand continuing education.Speaking at this conerence will bethree experts rom New England, pre-senting a paper on theior collaborativedesign o the net-zero Putney SchoolField House:Andy Shapiro o Energy Balance,
Montpelier, VTDaniel C. Lewis o Kohler & Lewis
Keene, NHBill Maclay o Maclay Architects
Waitseld, VT The presentation on this ground-breaking project will be presented in asession ocused on Building IntegratedPhotovoltaic Systems as a part o theNet-Zero Energy Building Track. The net-zero, 16,800 square-oot Put-ney School Field House, located on thePutney School campus in Putney, VT,includes a gymnasium, as well as adja-cent spaces or recreation, health andsocializing. A 37 kW tracking PV array isprovides as much electricity in a year asthe building consumes. First occupiedNovember 2009, the rst year o datashows that the building achieved net-zero design perormance. Additionally,the building is currently on-track or aLEED 3.0 Platinum rating. The aorementioned design teammembers will present building statisticsand rst year energy data, and discussthe selection o air-source heat pumpsor building heating or this net-zero,cold climate building. They will alsodiscuss lessons learned during commis-sioning and rst year operation, includ-ing challenges relating to building net-zero in terms o cost, and marketplaceavailability o components.For more inormation on this coner-ence or this presentation in particularplease visit the ASHRAE conerencewebsite athttp://www.ashrae.org/events/2001-montreal-conerence
.Vermonters statewide,” added Staskus.The bill also prevents a gap in undingor the successul Clean Energy Devel-opment Fund (CEDF). This und makes itmore aordable or Vermont homeown-ers and businesses to install small-scalerenewable energy systems. The bill includes expansions Vermont’sexisting Property Assessed Clean Energy(PACE) districts, a program that allowstowns to oer loans to homeownerslooking to make energy efciency retro-ts. Other provisions in the bill provideincentives or consumers looking toinstall high efciency biomass heatingsystems. It also establishes low sulurand biouel mandates or heating oilsold in Vermont, timed to match imple-mentation by surrounding states.Governor Peter Shumlin is slated tosign the bill on May 25 at the commis-sioning o a 150kW solar array at theFarm at South Village in S. Burlington. The event will run rom 1:00pm - 3:00pmat 130 Allen Road East, in S. Burlington,VT.For more inormation visit www.REV-ermont.org
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From a Reader:
“Statistics show that
the United States still derives 90% of itselectricity from pollutants such as coal and nuclear power plants. Coal-burning
power plants are the country’s largest
emitter of carbon dioxide, a greenhousegas that traps heat in the atmospherecausing global warming. Coal is alsoresponsible for several other health riskssuch as asthma attack and other lungailments. It worsens the decade-longenvironmental problems that we still fail
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April 7, 2011 The article by Abraham Noe-Hays en-titled “Saving Energy with Composting Toilets in Your Community” was espe-cially inormative and well written. Iwould like to request permission to re-produce this article or local distributionand or submission to our local newspa-per (Cape Cod Times). Thank You,- Jim Corven, Sandwich, MA.