In this case study, an Outdoor Wood Burning appliance was installed in central Illinois as a biomass substitute for existing natural gas heating. The location is owned by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is operated under the name Allerton Park. Allerton Park is a 1,500 acre estate with numerous woodland, riparian, and prairie areas. This location was selected by the University’s Student Sustainability Committee which disperses student fees allocated for sustainability improvements. The visitor center and several workshops at Allerton Park used a 1960 boiler/heating unit that was expensive to run and produced excessive CO2 emissions.
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The goal of this project is to replace a natural gas heating system at Allerton Park with an Outdoor Wood-fired Boiler System. This replacement will eliminate considerable CO2 emissions from the current system and result in substantial cost savings. The use of a renewable resource (wood) in place of a non-renewable one (natural gas), combined with the greenhouse gas emissions reduction will help increase campus sustainability, thus the Student Sustainability Committee is in favor of funding the full requested amount of $25,500.