New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Biomass Magazine
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Adirondack Park Agency, and New York State Police on Nov. 14 formally commissioned a renewable biomass heating system at the State Office Campus in Ray Brook, New York. The high-efficiency low-emission boiler, fueled by wood pellets, will provide heat to DEC Region 5, APA, and State Police Troop B headquarters. The $3 million renewable energy project was developed in partnership with DEC, State Police, APA, the New York Power Authority and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority in support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's BuildSmart NY program, which calls for a 20 percent reduction in energy consumption by all state agencies by 2020.
"The Ray Brook Automated Wood Heating System will not only more cleanly and efficiently provide heat for three state agency buildings, it will also create jobs in the Adirondack region, keep energy dollars in New York, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and promote sustainable forest management," said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. "This project supports Governor Cuomo's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of renewable energy sources."