Largest Geothermal Project in US

March 7, 2012 · Print This Article

Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana is in the process of installing the largest ground-source heat pump system in the country. It is not supplying just a one building, however. Rather, this is a campus-wide system that will supply heating and cooling for the entire University campus.

The system uses 3,600 vertical bores located in several fileds all through the campus with more than 1,000 miles of piping for the heat

transfer. The first phase of this project is nearing completion, with the system now providing heating and cooling to nearly half the campus.

The University expects to realize $2 million in annual energy costs through the use of the campus-wide geothermal system. Additionally, by removing its old boilers, the University says it will additionally reduce about 85,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually. Total cost for the project is […]

[Source] Cynthia

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