The Quillayute Valley School District, working collaboratively with city leaders, local mills and economic development officials, is pleased to announce that we have built the first wood-fired biomass boiler in the State of Washington for school use. The new highly efficient Biomass Boiler replaces a diesel-fired steam boiler as well as a propane-fired hot water boiler. The new boiler will be heating eleven classrooms and the cafeteria in the existing 44,000 square foot Forks Middle School as well as the 38,000 square foot Forks High School Addition, slated for construction November, 2010-October, 2011.
The objectives of the project include: a reduction or cap on heating costs; an increase in the comfort and health/safety level of our students and staff; the reduction of dependence on fossil fuels; the utilization of a readily available, renewable fuel source; and a reduction in the emission of greenhouse gasses. We also look forward to using this beautiful new facility as an educational tool to teach our students and the community about the benefits of sustainable energy. This model project will serve as a showcase for renewable resource technology projects for decades to come.
Please click the following links for specific information about this project:
Biomass Project Timeline.pdf
Biomass Project Fact Sheet.pdf
For more information about this project please contact Bill Henderson at 360-374-6262 ext. 109 or Sali Kilmer at 360-374-6262 ext. 126.