Geothermal energy is the proposed solution for a safer renewable energy future in Massachusetts. Renewable energy options continue to multiply.
A nonprofit organization is collaborating with utility companies to move ahead with what’s being called the GeoMicroDistrict system. ... Under a contract with Boston-based nonprofit Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET), U.K.-based BuroHappold Engineering conducted a feasibility study for development of the GeoMicroDistrict. The feasibility study concluded that the system 're-purposes the existing public utility structure, financing, workforce and customer base to deliver safe, clean and affordable heating and cooling.' The GeoMicroDistrict system would be installed and operated using existing right-of-way, says Alexan Stulc, BuroHappold sustainability specialist. It would consist of vertical boreholes for the ground-source heat pump and an ambient water loop that would connect to the customer’s building.