At Mairehau High School, wellbeing comes first - and that includes providing a healthy and comfortable environment. With clean efficient wood energy delivering heat where it is needed, Mairehau High School students can learn at their best all year round.
Rotorua Girls High School requires heating for around 40% of the school year. The school in not only concerned about its enviromental impact but sees a role in providing environmental leadership to its students and the community.
Historically many schools have used coal boilers but particulate and carbon emissions are now being targeted for reduction.
This report details the commissioning and monitoring of a wood chip blower system used by HA Foote Haulage supplying wood chips to Tahuna Intermediate School in Dunedin. Wood chips are blown into a fuel bunker using a wood chip blower system taking 30 minutes to deliver 9 m3 of wood chips from the truck.
This report details the commissioning and some financials of a moisture meter used by HA Foote Haulage supplying wood chips to Tahuna Intermediate School in Dunedin. A specialist wood chip moisture metering device is used to define the energy content of wood chips HA Foote Haulage delivers.
Five New Zealand schools have opted to heat their pools using solar energy resulting in an extended swimming season and warmer pool water. Find out about Coroglen School (Thames-Coromandel); Glamorgan School (Auckland); Matawai School (East Cape); Sefton School (Canterbury); and Whau Valley School (Northland) and their choice to warm their pools with solar heating.
In May 2008 Cashmere High School switched from coal to renewable wood energy to heat its site.
The new boilers produce around five times less particulate emissions than a typical school coal boiler. Carbon emissions have reduced by 216 tonnes per year. The wood-fired system is also 14% more efficient.
"There used to be soot and ash in the gutters. Now we just have clean, clean emissions," says Cashmere High support services manager Roger O'Regan.