Mairehau High School

The school replaced two old coal boilers with a wood fuelled boiler.
Description of facility: 

The school commissioned a feasibility study which looked at wood pellets, LPG, electricity, reclaimed vegetable oil and diesel.
After considering the options, the school chose wood pellets because it looked like the most cost-effective and convenient long-term solution.
The school decided to remove the old boiler and convert the newer boiler to run on wood chips or pellets. At the same time, the hot water distribution system underwent a major upgrade to reduce the significant heat losses that were occurring. As well as new insulated pipes, a sophisticated electronic Building Management System (BMS) was installed to allow heating for individual school blocks to be controlled independently.

Facility type: 
Heat
Application: 
School
Technology type: 
Conventional Combustion
Fuel/Feedstock: 
Wood Fuel
Primary Output: 
Heat
Co-generation: 
No
Address: 
440 Hills Road Mairehau 8052
Region: 
Central South Island
Geo Location: 
Further information: 
Wood for wellbeing for Mairehau High School: EECA case study