A walk across Green Mountain College’s campus reveals what one might expect to find on a traditional New England campus — walkways lined with sugar maples and venerable brick buildings.
GMC was founded in 1834, and the school recently celebrated its 175th anniversary. The sense of permanence and classic beauty masks a complex challenge—making the buildings more energy efficient without violating the historic nature of the campus.
Through a combination of internal funding, outside grants, partnerships with local agencies, and student projects, the College has put together pieces of the climate neutrality puzzle.
Learn more about how the biomass facility works.
See a diagram of how the biomass facility works. (PDF)