An EPA-certified hydronic heater unit (an outdoor wood-fired boiler) will heat the Arboretum’s Horticulture Garage through the use of waste wood. Fuel cost savings from the installation of the hydronic heater are expected to equal a 30-50% reduction in consumption.
The hydronic heater reduced the building’s oil consumption by 66 percent compared to two years earlier. The wood-fueled heater reduced the building’s heating oil demand by 852 gallons and resulted in a savings of more than $2,600 compared to the prior year.
Justin Jackson, Horticulture Section Leader - Rose Garden and Anne Brennan, Natural Areas Manager, Horticulture
Anthony S. Aiello, Director of Horticulture and Curator