A project to install wood pellet furnaces in northern New Hampshire has reached out to an apartment complex in Berlin.
The Berlin Housing Authority’s Welch apartment complex expects to save $11,000 a year on heating fuel with the installation of the wood pellet furnaces.
The project is part of the Berlin Model Neighborhood Project, which is helping the region move away from dependence on imported oil toward a local energy source to help create jobs and strengthen the forest economy.
The Welch complex, which houses 55 elderly and disabled people, also plans to upgrade its hot water system, insulate crawlspaces, add water conservation features and program thermostats.
‘‘The Berlin Housing Authority is leading the way in energy efficiency and their investments are helping residents lower their energy consumption and costs,’’ said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen,.
The Neighborhood Project has funded installation of the boilers in 37 home. It plans to complete conversions in three more homes and renovate the Notre Dame School this fall.
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