Geothermal Technology Impact on Schools
Were you aware that the average school in the Northeastern United States is roughly 50 years old? As time has moved on, we have upgraded the schools to include technology and computers, but not upgraded the building itself to accommodate for other changes.
Schools used to be built for 25 children per classroom, although due to consolidation, there can now be anywhere from 25-30 children plus 10 computers. All need the temperature to be regulated to operate better, and all are effected should the temperature experience extreme swings both in the winter as well as in the summer.
When you employ the use of geothermal technology in these schools, lost days due to excessive heat or cold don’t happen, and the overall environment in the schools are better, as you are providing cleaner, more comfortable air. That results in a healthier population at the school, a better learning environment, better grades and a higher graduation rate overall. This is a great benefit for the students, the staff and the community.
Not only does geothermal technology work to improve the learning environment, but the school itself also experiences cost savings as the price of energy required to operate is reduced. There are also fewer maintenance costs. This is true no matter what type of area the school is located in, and the technology can be employed in all schools in the region if need be. The benefits of using geothermal technology in schools is an improvement in just about every measurable area, which is good no matter how you look at it.