Ernsthausen Hall First Dormitory in Ohio to Utilize Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Following renovation in 2005, Ernsthausen Hall became the first dormitory in Ohio to utilize an efficient, environmentally-friendly GeoExchange Space Comfort System*. In existence for over 40 years, the GeoExchange concept uses the earth as an energy source, as well as a thermal energy storage device, and is a very efficient way to provide heating/cooling.
(* Other commonly used terms include "GeoThermal" or "Ground Source Heat Systems")
Benefits of Using GeoExchange
For each kW of electical energy used, a geothermal (GeoExchange) heat pump provides up to 5kW in heat energy