State Fuels For Schools (Green Schools)

Vermont Fuels For Schools (VFFS) is a statewide renewable energy-use initiative to promote and encourage the use of a renewable, local natural resource to provide reliable heat for Vermont schools.

The goal of VFFS is to provide schools with the information and support needed to evaluate and successfully implement woodchip and other biomass heating systems that replace expensive fossil fuels with locally produced wood fuels.

VFFS is a collaboration among BERC, the Vermont Superintendents Association's School Energy Management Program (SEMP), and three state agencies: the Vermont Department of Education; the Vermont Department of Public Service; and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.

Since 2001, BERC and its Fuels For Schools partners have played a key role as Vermont has pioneered the use of automated woodchip heating systems in public schools. Today, more than 30 percent of public school students attend a wood-heated school.

For more information on the VFFS initiative, see:
VFFS Factsheet
VFFS Booklet

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