10/01/2013

Colorado State Capitol Implements Geothermal

The new system will drastically slash utility costs

 

The Colorado capitol building will save $100,000 in heating and cooling costs annually with a geothermal system.

How do you make the only U.S. state capitol with LEED-EBOM certification even greener? Add renewable energy with a geothermal heating and cooling system.

The system is expected to save $100,000 in heating and cooling costs in the first year alone. It also replaces existing pumps and other equipment that dated back to the 1940s and were well beyond their estimated useful life, avoiding approximately $904,000 in replacement costs.

The project is motivated by the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), which requires Colorado to have 30% renewable energy by 2020.

The majority of the $5.5 million system was funded by a DOE grant, with Colorado financing just under $1.5 million through an energy performance contract with system provider Chevron Energy Solutions.

The only other state capitol building to use geothermal is Idaho, which offsets its heating load with energy tapped from active hot springs.

 

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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