Aug 29, 2012 - The Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Jersey, a school for boys in junior kindergarten through grade eight, on Wednesday said it was installing 40 geothermal wells to cut its carbon dioxide footprint.
The ground source heat pumps are estimated to scale down power use by up to 25% and fuel consumption by as much as 50%. The school also plans to go solar and use LED lighting, headmaster Olen Kalkus said.
Geothermal drilling to install geothermal wells has commenced in June. Once the facilities start work, they will also result in improved quality of indoor air which, according to a research cited by the school, can also reduce colds and flues by 51%.