Making Dollars and Sense
District energy systems can help communities reduce their heating and cooling costs and keep more energy dollars in the community.
How does it work? Essentially, a geothermal district energy loop is installed in the ground near multiple buildings. This loop supplies heating and cooling to all of the buildings connected to the district energy system. These systems are able to capitalize on the diversity of loads within any given district. For example, the heat rejected by an office building due to internal heat gains can be used to heat a residential building. Therefore, district loops use energy more efficiently as existing heat can be transferred to where it is needed as opposed to generating new heat.
In addition to a geothermal district system’s unsurpassed reliability, efficiency, and convenience, it provides reduced life-cycle costs, lower energy bills, and reduced capital expenditures.
Because these district loops utilize geothermal energy, they significantly reduce the environmental impact from heating and cooling.
Geothermal district energy systems are the very foundation of reliable onsite sustainable energy and should be the design of choice for communities of the future.