News Releases

Replacing oil burners with wood pellet boilers will help keep wealth in local economy

LYNDON – The Model Neighborhood Project will help build a density of high-efficiency wood pellet boiler installations in nine northern Vermont towns, making the Northeast Kingdom a hub of wood pellet heat use. The project will show that clean-burning wood pellet heating systems can completely replace oil and propane boilers, demonstrating the reliability and cost savings of bulk-fed, high-efficiency pellet boilers in non- residential buildings and homes.

Evaluator training offered to NH educators May 10

DERRY, NH – A new program is being offered by the Northern Forest Center and the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) within the secondary and post-secondary education system to promote certification in skills required in the advanced wood products manufacturing industry.

Free evaluator training offered to educators May 17

MONTPELIER. VT – A new program—available free to Vermont schools—offers skills certification in advanced wood products manufacturing to secondary and post-secondary students. Through a grant from the Canaday Family Charitable Trust, and with support from other funders, the program is free to enrolled schools, to students seeking credentialing and to instructors who become skill evaluators.

Incentive enables switch from oil to wood pellet boilers for participants in Farmington and Wilton

FARMINGTON – The first three high-efficiency wood pellet boilers have been installed as part of the Model Neighborhood Project in Farmington and Wilton, Maine, and a dozen more installations are in process.