Edgerton Hospital Chooses Geothermal Power for its New Hospital Building

The New hospital building of Edgerton Hospital has announced its decision to go green with geothermal energy. On completion of the new energy source it will remain the first emergency access hospital in the country to utilize geothermal energy for heating and cooling purposes.

The hospital has already started the process of drilling geothermal wells with 200 feet depth from the surface of the earth. The hospital hopes to use 40% less energy than the other hospitals of the same size with the installation of a geothermal system. The hospital has also announced its intention to install quality power saving electrical installations, facilities for onsite construction materials recycling, green roofs and natural building materials that are resistant to sudden climate changes.

Jim Schultz, a member of the Edgerton Hospital, said that the proposed geothermal system will utilize below the ground temperature of the earth to provide cool temperature to the hospital during summer and heat to the hospital during winter months. He added that the cost of installing an underground geothermal system costs double the cost of an ordinary system and the hospital trusts that it can recover the investment costs within the next five or 10 years time.

Source: http://www.edgertonhospital.com/

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