Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Bedford Library Geothermal HVAC Project

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:49am -- Mary Ann

The construction of this project is made possible through the combined financial support of the Governor and Executive Council’s award of a $387,842 New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Renewable Energy Fund Grant and a $50,000 Energy Efficiency Services Rebate from Eversource Energy. In combination with Town funds previously appropriated for an in‐kind oil fired HVAC replacement system, this funding has made it possible to instead install a state of the art closed loop geothermal thermal system at the Bedford Public Library. The operating cost savings achieved are projected to offset the entire amount that would have been spent on a conventionally fueled system in approximately twelve years. The development of this geothermal proposal was made possible through energy audit assistance provided through the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning funded by an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, and through energy inventory assistance provided through the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund. The Bedford Public Library is committed to welcoming visitors and making information available about its experience in the construction and performance of the geothermal system so that other public and commercial institutions can better consider and evaluate whether a closed loop geothermal system is their best choice for a new or replacement HVAC system.

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