University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

Project description

The University of Chicago is a world class academic and research institution. They needed to build a new Facility Services Building to support their infrastructure in Chicago. Sustainability was a key factor in their design choices, which included a geothermal heat exchange system and 'green' roof. We located 18 vertical geothermal boreholes under an existing parking lot. The heating and cooling capacity is approximately 220 tons: the system is designed to require no additional chillers or boilers. As well as providing a micro-ecosystem, the 21,500 sq. ft. green roof assists with heat management. With the geothermal system, the building obtained LEED Silver certification.

Photo credit: 

Integrated technologies

Project Highlights

18 boreholes located in adjacent parking lot deliver 220 tons of thermal energy

System requires no supplementary chillers and boilers

Other projects

Combined Heat and Power

17K Muskrat

Adelanto, CA
Energy Foundations
Fuel Cell
Energy Storage
Microgrid

Mare Island Eco-district

Vallejo, CA