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Austin Independent School District, Austin, Texas
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Austin Independent School District (AISD) was the nation's first school district to install geothermal heating and cooling systems on a large scale. The case study reports successes, costs, benefits and a brief analysis of the results.
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California Earns an A+ for Geoexchange in Local Schools
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Included in this report of case studies, California schools that benefit from geothermal heating are identified. The benefits (lower operating and maintenance costs, classroom comfort, design flexibility, safety issues and environmental benefits are briefly d...
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Choptank Elementary School, Cambridge, Maryland
Type: Case Study
Summary: This case study of Choptank Elementary School in Maryland describes some of the effort of installing a geo thermal system in the first Maryland public school.
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Energy Information Sheets
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Energy Information fact sheets (30 as of October 2004) on a broad range of energy topics are provided. Each sheet has links to additional sources. Topics include oil prices, petroleum consumption, renewable energy, natural gas reserves, degree days and more.
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Energy Savers Glossary
Type: Glossary
Summary: This glossary provides non-technical definitions for energy-related terms.
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Energy Savers: A Consumer Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Learn what energy efficiency programs are going on in your state, and follow short cuts to technology information on appliances, all aspects of solar, geothermal, hydropower and wind energy. Use interactive evaluation tools, animations, fact sheets and more a...
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Federal Energy Management Program
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: FEMP provides recommendations on efficient equipment, new construction and retrofits, energy efficient operations and how to manage your utilities. It offers links for conferences, events, and a portal to EERE (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) for cons...
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Fuqua School, Farmville, Virginia
Type: Case Study
Summary: In an effort to reflect the schools dedication to science and technology, this school investigated options and alternative energy. They selected an efficient heating and cooling system that used geo thermal. This case study explains the cost savings, building...
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Geothermal Education
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Fact sheet - Glossary
Summary: This site is designed to inform multiple levels of knowledge and experience on Geothermal Education. They offer introductory and advancecd geothermal facts informail, a glossary, slide show (a lot of slides), worldwide data and map, classroom and public inform...
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Geothermal Technologies Program
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: The Department of Energy's (DOE) Geothermal Energy Program focuses in three areas: energy systems research and testing (working to enhance conversion of geothermal energy into heat and electricity) led by NREL; drilling technologies research (for both hardware...
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GIS Index of Maps
Type: Web site
Summary: ESRI's GIS has developed maps for various resources and for specific projects. Maps include interactive maps and renewable energy atlas of the west for biomass, geothermal, solar and wind; solar maps and maps of federal energy management programs.
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John W. North High School, Riverside, California
Type: Case Study
Summary: The geoexchange ground source heat pump project was part of a major modernization project undertaken in 2002. This project also included updating the building to meet current codes.
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Lake City High School Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Type: Case Study
Summary: Coeur d'Alene's Lake City High School sits on an aquifer that supplies 50 degree water to a Geo Exchange system. The case study describes installation, savings, and other factors.
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Learning about Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects - Web site
Summary: If you're wondering what renewable energy and energy efficiency are all about, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find the answers to these questions: What Is Renewable Energy? Why Is Renewable Energy Important? Why Is Energy Efficiency Important? The...
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Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is a nonprofit network for sharing ideas, resources, and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a sustainable future through renewable energy and energy efficiency. MREA offers an energy fa...
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: NREL provides maps, resources and much more as part of their effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable.
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Neff Elementary School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Geo thermal heating with a closed-loop system was selected in an effort to conserve energy and to provide flexibility with heating and cooling.
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Onamia Elementary School, Onamia, Minnesota
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Onamia Elementary School is a one-story "little red school house" with a sophisticated computer-controlled geothermal system of heating and cooling. This study analysis reviews the system's benefits, energy savings and features.
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Paint Lick Elementary School, Kentucky
Type: Case Study
Summary: Paint Lick Elementary School in Kentucky was the first newly constructed school in that stae to be heated and cooled by GeoExchange geo thermal. This case study describes the joint efforts of the electric utilities and the heat pump manufacturer.
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SBIC
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: SBIC's mission is "to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings nationwide." This website and non-profit organization is dedicated to teaching and advocating for...
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School Building Case Studies
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: This list of schools features schools across the country who installed geoexchange systems, and each case study provides features and savings realized by the school.
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Schuyler Elementary School, Queen City, Missouri
Type: Case Study
Summary: A brief analysis of the geo thermal system at Schuyler Elementary School in Queen City, Missouri, provides a review of the energy cost savings, system features and staff comments.
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Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake, New York
Type: Case Study
Summary: The college required a good solution for heating and cooling 10 buildings while addressing aesthetical and environmental sensitivities. System specs, project participants, and financial details are briefly described.
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Taylor Elementary School, Arlington, Virginia
Type: Case Study
Summary: Taylor Elementary is one of the first schools in Virginia to use the Geo Exchange system for geo thermal heating. The school serves as a model of how schools can accomplish an increase in energy savings, a reduction in pollution and increase optimization of t...
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