Geothermal Comfort at a Correctional Facility

Among the Michiganders enjoying geothermal comfort this winter are inmates at the Kent County Correctional Facility. The building’s new heating and cooling system is benefitting the rest of the county’s population as well, saving an expected $100,000 annually, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The facility’s closed-loop system has 96 geothermal wells and has sufficient heating and cooling capacity to heat and cool roughly 45 energy-efficient homes.