Around the state more institutions, towns and businesses are turning away from oil in favor of heating with wood, viewing it as a renewable resource that helps the region’s economy, lowers the carbon footprint and apparently saves money.
There’s a good example in the basement of the main building at The White Mountain School in Bethlehem.
The old is a huge, black, gray and rust-fringed H.B. Smith boiler that once feasted on heating oil.
A few feet away are three modern-looking, green and white pellet boilers.