Facility Energy Management – Geothermal Design and Construction Administration Services

SCS Engineers’ staff provided geothermal design and construction administration services during the renovation of a school by adding a geothermal vertical closed-loop system.

The system incorporates reverse-return piping and an underground geothermal vault that houses circuit valves and other components. Approximately 15% of the installation costs were reduced during the design process as a result of the design team installing a test bore and administering a ground conductivity test.

The geothermal system is expected to save the school district  approximately 20% in utility costs, and generate a simple payback within 10 years.