There are a few examples of clean thermal energy in use on campus at this time. These include:
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Geothermal on Campus (Ongoing)
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The following text is from the February iSEE Newsletter, which is attached below.
Use Clean Thermal Energy
Geothermal on Campus
- Geothermal at President's House - Study
- Geothermal at Allerton Park
- Geothermal Battery at Energy Farm
- Geothermal Monitoring Well on Bardeen Quad
- Geothermal Test Well at Energy Farm
- Geothermal at Gable Home
- Geothermal at WPP
- Geothermal at the Campus Instructional Facility (CIF)
- Geothermal at the Energy Farm
- Geothermal at the Fruit Farm Admin Building
- Hydro-Systems Lab Energy Foundations
- ISTC Geothermal Loop
- RIPE Greenhouse with Geothermal at Research Park
- Methane Capture on Campus
- Biomass use on Campus
- Use Renewable Natural Gas
- Solar Thermal at ARC
- Geothermal on Campus
Geothermal energy is thermal energy stored in the Earth that humans can extract, process and then use. Geothermal energy is cost effective, reliable, and sustainable, but has historically been limited to areas near tectonic plate boundaries. Recent technological advances have expanded the range and size of viable resources, especially for applications such as home heating. Geothermal wells release greenhouse gases trapped in the earth, but these emissions are much lower than those of fossil fuels. Geothermal power can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if used in place of fossil fuels. Drilling and exploration for these deep resources is very expensive, therefore the future of geothermal power depends on technology, energy prices, and many other factors.
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