Continuing On Our Green Path & Planning Our Green Future

Just 9 years ago the giant brick boiler stack that dominates the Biddeford/Saco skyline was the dirty host of millions of tons of carbon exhaust. When the mill was purchased for re development, our first action was to turn the boiler off. In its place we built small high efficiency natural gas fired boiler plants throughout the campus. This was the first initiative to make the campus greener.

Now in comes an Efficiency Maine lighting conservation program with the charter of creating incentive for large and small commercial businesses to convert their existing lighting into new LED lighting systems. With the help of an aggressive cash rebate, the Pepperell Mill Campus replaced over 1000 light fixtures and or bulb configurations. A conservative estimate says that our energy consumption used for lighting will be reduced by 35%. This is a win / win scenario for all: good for the environment and good for our bottom line. This is our second green initiative, and it is already paying off.

There are two more energy conservation initiatives planned: one is a large solar panel array to be placed on several of the 8 acres of flat roofs here on campus. The final step is a planned natural gas fired turbine system to create heat, as well as to generate our own electricity (called “co-generation”). Stay tuned!


Banded Horn and The Pepperell Mill Campus sign a long term lease

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Banded Horn and The Pepperell Mill Campus sign a long term lease

Words to live by: “We Shall Band Together” is Biddeford’s first brewing company, Banded Horn’s moto. “We strive for a harmony of flavors with each brew, from traditional to cutting-edge beers that defy classification. By crafting a vast array of styles, we seek to encourage community and camaraderie — banding together.”

Today We Shall Band Together takes on another meaning. The Pepperell Mill Campus and Banded Horn have joined together in signing a long term lease expanding the brewery’s space to 24,000 square feet at the mill. The brewery is leasing five times more interior space than they started with four years ago.

This is a true success story. A startup company is born, makes a quality product, resulting in business activity and creating jobs. The mill stabilizes further with a quality long term tenant. And, the downtown district feels the direct effect of more feet on Main Street, strengthening the community.

This is what it is all about. Thank you Banded Horn. We Shall Band Together.

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Featured Space of the Month

pmc campus

7,000 square feet of turnkey finished commercial space. One of our premier commercial locations has become available. The former Yard space is gorgeous, open and finished. Located near the front entrance of the Pepperell Center. This space features newly finished hardwood floors, 18′ high exposed beam ceilings, and large windows with no shortage of natural light.

 How much space do you need? This suite is easily sub dividable.


This space is ready, gorgeous and reasonably priced.

A restaurant, office or retail space: isn’t it time that you move your business to the Pepperell Mill Campus?

Influx infuses into the mill


The annual River Jam, as usual was really cool. However, the addition of Influx at the Pepperell Mill Campus took this year’s River Jam to HYPERCOOL.

Influx is the brain child of Sarah Baldwin. The exhibit opened last Friday and will run through September 29th. Influx features multimedia installations spread across the 1,000,000 square foot mill complex. If the gauge of success for an exhibit is the number of people who attend, then this one is already successful. On opening day, the mill’s corridors were busy with the the whir of voices and shuffling feet. Art and culture infuses itself into the fabric of the mill. Thank you Sarah!

The closing event for Influx is: September 29th from 5p-9p

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Use this map to guide you to the art!