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Title: Design and Implementation of Geothermal Energy Systems at West Chester University

West Chester University has launched a comprehensive transformation of its campus heating and cooling systems from traditional fossil fuels to geothermal. This change will significantly decrease the institution's carbon footprint and serve as a national model for green campus efforts. The institution has designed a phased series of projects to build a district geo-exchange system with shared well fields, central pumping station and distribution piping to provide the geo-exchange water to campus buildings as their internal building HVAC systems are changed to be able to use the geo-exchange water. This project addresses the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) goal to invest in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. In addition, this project advances EERE's efforts to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to the US energy supply.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. West Chester Univ., West Chester (PA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1283104
Report Number(s):
DE--EE0004348
DOE Contract Number:
EE0004348
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
West Chester Univ., West Chester (PA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY geothermal, carbon footprint, renewable energy, geo-exchange system