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College may use geothermal holes to heat, cool new building


COLUMBIA – A new science lab set to rise soon at Columbia College may be the first large building in the region to be heated and cooled with the help of holes bored hundreds of feet into the bedrock below. A drilling rig Tuesday began grinding its way through dark metamorphic rock to create a test well that will determine the feasibility of the plan...

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Use of geothermal heat-exchange systems is rising

service-geothermalNORTH BAY — With high heating oil, propane and electricity prices, more commercial and residential building owners — as well as municipalities and school systems — are considering geothermal ground source heating and cooling as an alternative....

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Resort Highlights Eco Friendly Luxury

resort-geothermalEcotope, of Seattle, Wash., handled mechanical engineering. Bob Davis, the mechanical engineer, chose a geothermal system with the hope of gaining LEED® certification. Davis says the project is aiming for a platinum rating, the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification...

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