Going Underground On Campus

National Wildlife Federation Releases New Report - February 2011

Going Underground On Campus:
Tapping the Earth for Clean, Efficient Heating and Cooling

By Stan Cross, David J. Eagan, and Paul Tolme with a foreword by Robert J. Koester

Going Underground on Campus features examples from more than 160 campuses in 42 states, examining ground-source heat pumps, direct geothermal, aquifer and lake-based, geothermal electricity, and earth-sheltered buildings. 

This guide finds that energy savings over conventional heating and cooling systems on campus range from 50-75% for ground-source heat pumps, 30-40% for earth-sheltered buildings, and even more for direct use geothermal (which can also cover electricity). Going Underground on Campus is produced by National Wildlife Federation in partnership with the Geothermal Energy Association, GEOExchange: The Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, and APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities. 

Read the Full Report 

Read Article: Campuses Save Money by Tapping Into Geothermal Energy 

Press Resources

Press Release: Going Underground on Campus

Press contacts for Going Underground on Campus:
Julian Keniry, Senior Director, Campus and Community Leadership
National Wildlife Federation
Email: keniry@nwf.org
Office: 703-438-6322

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