Case Studies

Ave Maria – Goes Green with Expansion

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Ave Maria – Goes Green with Expansion

  Ave Maria Community Care Homes, Inc. (Ave Maria CCH) is one of the largest employers in Richford, Vermont.  Ave Maria completed a 6,800-square-foot expansion to its Memory Care Center located at Our Lady of the Meadows Home.  A single GARN 3200 heats the addition.  The project infused more than $1 million into the local economy through the use of locally based construction firms.  The addition accommodates up to 19 new memory care residents in a warm, expansive home-like setting.   Click Here to download the full story   Some pictures of the installation. ...

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Award-winning Wisconsin barn-conversion home heats with GARN

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Case Studies | 0 comments

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, WI presented Hank Daum and Heidi River, owners of an innovative barn conversion, with the first ReStore Project of the Year Award in September 2012. Daum and River spent six years remodeling a barn into an energy-efficient home with many materials purchased from the Habitat ReStore. The three inches of closed-cell polyurethane foam used to encapsulate the Barome project yields a maximum R-value of about 21, which is not outstanding given the total area of 9,000 sq ft. Most of their energy savings is due to the GARN® method of wood heating–hot,...

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Green Mountain Technology & Career Center

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Case Studies | 0 comments

Green Mountain Technology & Career Center

Green Mountain Technology & Career Center Left Right   Green Mountian Technology & Career Center Hardwick, VT Black River Design 7,000 Square Feet The Green Mountain Technology and Career Center in Hardwick, VT is a 7,000 square foot classroom building for students with an interest in forestry and related areas. It contains a large forestry lab, a maple products lab, and two large classrooms, as well as administrative space and tool rooms. The building is extremely well insulated with 6.5″ structural foam panel walls and foam...

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Crawford Notch

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Crawford Notch

Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Lodge and Education Center, Crawford Notch, North Conway, NH Single GARN 3200 (950,000 BTUH) with biodiesel backup providing district heat for:   38,000 sqft Highland lLodge 11,700 sqft Thayer Hall Carriage House Lodge building serves 120 guests with lodging, meeting rooms and library Carriage House provides offices, staff housing and assembly room seating 200 GARN is fueled by sustainably harvested local woodlands. System...

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Cobb Hill

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Cobb Hill

Cobb Hill CoHousing, Hartland VT District Heating for 22 housing units and community center totaling 25,000 square feet.  Heat and hot water by GARN WHS 2000 (450,000 BTUH) with LP backup. District heat distribution by insulated underground pex tubing. System design by Kohler and Lewis of Keene, NH.

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Ucross Foundation

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Case Studies | 0 comments

Site: Ucross Foundation in Clearmont, WY Year Built: 1882 Size: 13,000 sq. ft. Existing heating system:  2 propane boilers New System: 2 GARN® WHS 2000 units located in existing 2-car shop/garage Four packaged terminal units provided heating and cooling to four separate offices on the lower level. Replaced existing air handlers and coils, several pumps, all controls and some duct. Wood Source: Cotton wood, standing dead, and downfall – all harvested locally. Construction start/end: November, 2007 – July, 2008 Annual fuel savings: 2,500 gallons of propaneProject manager and...

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