Atlanta — The development of biomass requirements is being explored by ASHRAE, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), for inclusion in their co-sponsored green building standard. ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings, contains minimum requirements for the siting, design and construction of high-performance green Read More

Solar by Summer, Wood by Winter: Ways to combine solar collectors and wood gasification boilers © Copyright 2014, J. Siegenthaler, all rights reserved As anyone with a solar thermal system in a challenging winter climate knows – you need a backup heat source during much of the winter doldrums. In most systems the supplemental heating Read More

New online course begins September 15, 2014: Hydronic-Based Biomass Heating Systems Course Description: Modern biomass boilers represent the forefront of renewable energy heat sources. Their high thermal efficiency can be further leveraged through use of modern hydronics technology. This new, self-paced, online course was developed for professionals, in partnership with HeatSpring Learning Institute, and the Read More