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Pleasant Street Academy Biomass District Heating System
Project Start Date: December 11, 2012
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Project Description:

The University and the Maine School Administrative District #27 received a $2.7 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant in the fall of 2011 to design and construct a biomass heating system, which is expected to heat 11 buildings on the UMFK and Fort Kent Community High School campuses, and to save the two institutions more than $4 million in combined energy costs during the next 10 years.

The USDA grant is the second biomass project awarded to UMFK.  In May 2012, the University dedicated a wood-to-energy heating system that will provide heat for 1.75 acres of floor space and is expected to save the campus nearly $1 million in the next decade.

With this project, UMFK will complete the conversion of its entire campus from foreign oil to local biomass alternative fuel sources for heat and hot water needs.  The project also will spur northern Maine’s growing wood pellet and biomass fuel by consuming more than 1,300 tons of wood biomass annually. It will serve as a working environmental education example of local renewable fuel replacing imported non-renewal oil, and will dramatically reduce the two campus’ annual energy costs.

Construction Project List
Project Name Dates Contractor Name Contractor Type Workers Comp. Co.*
Pleasant Street Academy Biomass District Heating System 12/11/2012
Sports Center Roof Replacement 6/16/2011 to 7/29/2011 G. L. Strout and Sons Welding Sub-contractor MEMIC
Sports Center Roof Replacement 6/16/2011 to 7/29/2011 Ken-L-Electric Sub-contractor MEMIC
Sports Center Roof Replacement 6/16/2011 to 7/29/2011 Central City Sheet Metal Sub-contractor Liberty Insurance Corporation
Sports Center Roof Replacement 5/16/2011 to 7/29/2011 Ganneston Construction General Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Co.
Sports Center Roof Replacement 5/16/2011 to 7/29/2011 Powers Roofing and Sheet Metal Sub-contractor Acadia Insurance co.
Cyr Roof 2/5/2010 to 7/13/2010 mr.smith General Hartford
Cyr Roof 2/5/2010 to 7/13/2010 Powers Sub-contractor HMS

The preceding information is provided in accordance with Public Law, Chapter 452 LD 1456, item 1,
"An Act To Ensure That Construction Workers Are Protected by Workers' Compensation Insurance."

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