Teach Responsibility

Upgrading your school’s heating system with wood pellet heat is environmentally friendly and can reduce your carbon footprint while using a locally sourced renewable fuel.

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“When it came time to replace the boilers for one of our largest buildings (about 41,000 square feet) on campus in 2010, The White Mountain School explored alternatives to oil and decided to replace the system with a pellet boiler system. Maine Energy Systems won the project with a competitive bid and has proved to be an excellent partner for us in this project even after installation. With the support of Maine Energy Systems, we’ve had minimal upkeep costs and have seen significant annual savings on our heating costs, even as fuel oil prices have dropped some since installation.”
Rob C.

The White Mountain School in Bethlehem, NH

Maine Energy Systems wood pellet boiler system at White Mountain School in Bethlehem, NH

Schools are an investment in our children.  And, we want to help you teach a bigger picture of environmental responsibility.

We can put you in touch with schools who have made the transition.  And, we understand the process because we’ve helped others through it before.  You can have a completely hands-off heating system that is as easy as fossil fuel heat.  That means, you can focus on what really matters for your students.

Furthermore, you would be doing the responsible thing by reducing your carbon footprint by 86%.  And, the EPA has ruled that wood pellets are a carbon-neutral heat source.  That’s an important lesson.  Some states (like Maine) even require schools to thoroughly explore wood pellet heat before other fuels when replacing a heating system.  Regardless of requirements, supporting local economies and fostering good forest stewardship is the right thing to do.

"Thanks to our MESys pellet boilers, we've started the process to go green and we've saved on fuel cost."

Ron D. of Crescent Park Elementary School in Bethel, Maine speaking about why he pursued and they adopted a wood pellet heating system to displace 80% of the school's oil usage.
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MESys AutoPellet Wood Pellet Boiler

Reduce your carbon footprint by 86% and support responsible forest stewardship.

  • MESys AutoPellet systems use wood pellets manufactured from 100% renewable wood fiber sourced from local sawmill residuals and low grade forest timber
  • Wood pellets are recognized by the U.S. E.P.A. as a carbon net neutral fuel
  • Heating with wood pellets supports local businesses and provides independence from imported foreign fuels
As convenient as oil and propane.
  • Virtually maintenance free and fully-automated
  • You never see or touch a pellet, you never touch or shovel ash
  • The wood pellets are delivered to your school in bulk, just like propane or oil
  • AutoPellet systems are designed to receive pellet delivery as few as 2 to 4 times per year
  • Pellets are stored in either an indoor or outdoor storage unit and automatically fed into the AutoPellet system
  • The best way to determine your options is to contact us as each school can be unique
MESys AutoPellet Wood Pellet Boiler

Report shows economic benefit of modern wood heating in Maine

Biomass Magazine

By Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry | October 25, 2018

“The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Forest Service recently released a report documenting the economic and environmental benefits of heating community, commercial and institutional buildings with modern wood chip and wood pellet technology and fuels produced in Maine…”

SAD 74 schools converting to wood-pellet boilers


By Erin Rhoda on July 30, 2011

“ANSON — Students here will no longer sit in classrooms that are warmed by heating oil. The school district is instead turning to an abundant Maine resource: wood.  The district’s four schools are converting from oil-fueled boilers to wood-pellet ones, for a minimum net savings each year of $70,000, Superintendent Ken Coville said.  The combined project will cut our facility heating costs about in half,” Coville said. “At the same time, it eliminates the use of approximately 65,000 gallons a year of oil, which reduces, ultimately, in a small way, the country’s dependence on foreign oil…”

UNH Research Finds Wood Pellets Outperform Fossil Fuels, Natural Gas in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

University of New Hampshire

Newsroom – Monday, November 20, 2017

“DURHAM, N.H. – Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire…”

A Church and a School will benefit from wood pellet heat

Northern Forest Center

May 13, 2016

“The Northern Forest Center has helped install more than 120 pellet boilers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York through “Model Neighborhood” projects. Working with local partners and leading pellet boiler manufacturers and pellet distributors, we’ve created dense clusters of homes and businesses that heat with efficient wood pellet boilers. The latest installations…”

Maine Energy Systems Autopellet
MESys AutoPellet systems are designed to heat your household, business or institution and supply hot water needs.  And, they operate similar to their fossil fuel counterparts by providing hot water and air for all your existing needs.
Maine Energy Systems autopellet
The wood pellets are delivered to your home or business in bulk. Then, pellets are stored in either an indoor or outdoor storage unit and automatically fed into the AutoPellet system.
Maine Energy Systems Ash Removal Video
And, MESys AutoPellet systems automatically compress ash into a suitcase-like system.  Therefore, it requires only occasional removal and is completely contained.
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