ARI Project


Geothermal Heat Pumps for Energy$mart Schools in Virginia (10/2000 – 08/2003)


This project promoted the installation of ground-source heat pump systems for the heating and cooling of K-12 school buildings throughout Virginia. A dedicated project Web site provides educational materials and calculation results whereby site visitors can evaluate the costs and benefits of a geothermal heat pump project at their schools. Video- workshops will be held for the most promising schools, with the assistance of our project partners, the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium in Washington, DC.  Several educators continue to use the website as a reference ad teaching resource.