An Eye Towards Sustainability

SAK Environmental is currently working on a geothermal heating and cooling system for Salem State University’s new library building. The geothermal well field contains 48 500-foot deep closed-loop wells that will provide 120 tons of cooling capacity and 1000 MBH of heating capacity for the building. SAK is providing system design assistance, construction inspection and troubleshooting in collaboration with partner WellSpring Geothermal, and working closely with the project management team from Lee Kennedy Co., RDK Engineers, DCAMM, and Shepley Bulfinch Architects. Installing Geothermal Well at Salem State University
The new system offers an efficient heating and cooling option for the new 122,000 sq. ft. space, and helps meet DCAMM’s goal of maximizing energy efficiency in all state facilities. Along with other sustainable features, geothermal heating and cooling will allow the building to earn LEED Silver certification through USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.
See a live webcam of the project.

Related stories:http://www.salemstate.edu/11410.php ;
http://wTesting Geothermal Installationww.mass.gov/anf/property-mgmt-and-construction/design-and-construction-of-public-bldgs/current-and-completed-projects/higher-ed-proj-state/salem-state-library-and-learning-commons.html