The construction of this project was made possible through the combined financial support of the Governor and Executive Council’s award of a $387,842 New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Renewable Energy Fund grant, and a $50,000 Energy Efficiency Services Rebate from Eversource Energy. This funding, in combination with Town funds previously appropriated for an in-kind oil fired HVAC replacement system, made it possible to install a state of the art, closed loop geothermal system at the Bedford Public Library. We celebrate a year without heating fuel bills, dramatically reduced cooling costs, and year round reduced electricity consumption.
The development of the geothermal proposal was made possible through energy audit assistance provided through the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, and through energy inventory assistance provided through the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund.
The Bedford Public Library is committed to welcoming visitors and making information available about its experience in the construction and performance of the geothermal system so that other public and commercial institutions can better consider and evaluate whether a closed loop geothermal system is their best choice for a new or replacement HVAC system.
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