Obvious OriginalityPosted by | Posted on Apr 06, 2012
The pellet industry is not lacking in creativity, evidenced by a number of novel project strategies
The Windsor Village Elderly Housing facility in Windsor, Vt., occupies what used to be the state’s oldest prison, and had all of the old basement jail cells intact until recently. With the installation of a biomass boiler, a few changes had to be made.
The housing facility allowed its tenants to use the basement cells as secure storage units, but now the converted building, dating back to 1808, is almost jail cell-free. “We commandeered two groups of five (cells),” David Frank, co-founder of Vermont-based biomass project integrator and developer SunWood Biomass, says of his team’s work in transforming the historic building. He and his workers knocked down the walls between the cells with a jack hammer to create a long trough that would eventually feature a V-bottom interior storage design for wood pellets.