Vital Communities Open House 2014

See You at Our Open House!


It’s our favorite time of year – our Open House Extravaganza!!!

Part of First Friday in White River Junction, get to know Vital Communities, meet our new Executive Director Tom Roberts, and say hi to the rest of our staff. Sip beverages from Harpoon Brewery and Norwich Wine & Spirits, served by Maple Street Catering. Enjoy farm-fresh snacks, door-prizes, our 4th Annual Volunteer of the Year Award, and our Super Quest Grand Prize Drawing!

Friday, December 4
5 – 7:30 pm
195 N. Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
~ Upstairs above the Upper Valley Food Co-op. Entrance is behind the building. ~

Don’t forget to visit our friends at the Upper Valley Food Co-op who will be holding their own celebration featuring live music and store-wide discounts.

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Modern Wood Heating Forum

Modern Wood Pellet Heating Forum
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, 6–8 pm
Montshire Museum in Norwich, Vermont – and ONLINE

This forum will focus on central wood pellet heating technology for residential and commercial settings. This technology is highly efficient and more affordable than ever thanks to several new incentives in both New Hampshire and Vermont. A modern wood pellet boiler can completely replace a conventional oil boiler for a fraction of the annual heating cost. And there are no heavy pellet bags to haul. Central pellet boilers are fed automatically from a hopper, and the hopper is filled with pellets by a delivery truck.

Experts in wood pellet modern wood heating technology will discuss:

  • Central residential and commercial modern wood heating technology, including efficiency
  • How wood pellets are processed, delivered, stored, and automatically fed to the boiler
  • Environmental concerns (sustainable harvesting, short vs. long term carbon release, particulates, etc.)
  • Pricing and availability of boilers and pellets
  • Economics of modern wood heat vs. fossil fuels
  • Incentives and financing

Participants include:

  • Adam Sherman, Biomass Energy Resource Center
  • Maura Adams, Northern Forest Center
  • Charlie Niebling, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions
  • Scott Nichols, Tarm USA
  • Morton Bailey, Lyme Green Heat

This forum is free and, open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Can’t make it to the Montshire on September 15? Thanks to Bob “The Green Guy” Farnham, we will stream the forum live and post the video for viewing after the event at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNT2NFOgrO0

Sponsored by Lyme Green HeatTarm USAPellergy and Kedel Pellet Boilers

Organizational cosponsors: Sustainable Energy Resource GroupVital CommunitiesEfficiency VermontNorthern Forest CenterBiomass Energy Resource CenterRenewable Energy VermontSierra Club Upper Valley GroupTwo Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission,Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning CommissionAlliance for Green Heat

For more information contact Sarah@VitalCommunities.org (802.291.9100 x109) or SERG@SERG-Info.org (802.785.4126).