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Engineering study for biomass fired district energy system.

An engineering study will be undertaken to determine the necessary specifications for the district heating loop. A site survey will be conducted to identify the ideal site for the central biomass plant. This will ideally be a location that has a significant load in close proximity as well as other loads reasonably close. The plant will be sized to meet some initial loads. Some of the initial major loads identified include the Wild Center Museum, the Sunmount Complex and an elementary school. A detailed analysis of the heating and cooling loads will be undertaken to determine the size of the initial plant. The piping route and specifications will be determined as well. As all of the characteristics come together, the work will be put out to bid to the relevant contractors. The project will also involve determining the source of funding of the district heating loop.
Funded Performer
Village of Tupper Lake
Agreement Total
Match Total
Project Start Date
Program Information
Funding Organization
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Program Area
R&D - Buildings Research
Project Manager
Joseph Borowiec
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology
New or Existing
DR Focus?
Code/Standard Focus?
BA Climate Region
Cold/Very Cold
IECC Climate Region
Zone 6
Tupper Lake
New York