|Re: Geothermal||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Nadav Malin (nadavebuild.com)|
|Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 04:27:00 -0600|
Cambridge Cohousing is using a geothermal system. They are also taking advantage of one of the great hidden potentials for energy savings in cohousing: district heating. By having one central heating plant serving the entire community, first costs are reduced, the system is carefully engineered for optimal performance, and energy costs are much lower than they would be with independent systems for each unit. This option is easier at Cambridge than at some others because of the density (41 units on 1.5 acres), but should be viable for all but the most spread out sites. Anyone from Cambridge Coho care to comment? (They're just moving in, so not much field-performance data yet.) I'm doing a detailed environmental assessment of this project as part of an international research effort on Green Buildings. See http://greenbuilding.ca/GBIC.html for details on this project. Nadav Malin At 8:06 AM -0600 3/9/98, Dee Dishon wrote: >Dear all: > I got such a great response from asking for Mediation info that >here's another request. Our cohousing group is exploring geothermal. Who has >it? What are advantages and disadvantages? Who decided against it and why? > Thanks for getting back to us at Blueberry Hill Cohousing on this! > Dee Dishon >Blueberry Hill Cohousing >Vienna, VA (DC area) Environmental Building News the leading newsletter on environmentally responsbile design & construction 28 Birge Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 802/257-7300, 802/257-7304 (fax) http://www.ebuild.com
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