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Sunday, December 16, 2007

New Geothermal School In Michigan

The sign in the Whitmore Lake High School gymnasium says “The Home of the Trojans.” Just like the Trojans of Homer’s Iliad, these Trojans of Michigan have constructed an edifice to be envied. The new 150,000-square-foot high school, which opened in August 2006, is one of the first high schools in Michigan to achieve LEED® certification (Silver). Among its many sustainable features, a geoexchange system for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) includes 67 McQuay water source heat pumps. The 430-ton HVAC system delivers conditioned air to classrooms and other spaces, helping to reduce energy costs by an estimated 35 percent compared to a conventional system.

Read the full project profile on iGreenBuild.com here.