boise-geothermal-energy

Geothermal Energy Making an Impact in Boise

Here is some “hot” news out of Boise.

“In the early 1890s, when Boise, Idaho was booming thanks to a gold rush, a local water company discovered something else east of the city: hot water bubbling up from beneath the Earth’s surface. The company built a wooden pipeline to transport the water to a nearby neighborhood, providing heat for several homes and businesses. This marked the nation’s first geothermal district heating system, which is still in operation today.

A century later in 1983, Boise developed another—much larger—geothermal district heating system for its downtown. Water from a naturally heated aquifer flows through a series of pipes underneath the city’s streets. The energy drawn from this water heats nearly 100 large buildings, including the city hall, banks, hotels, a convention center, and even the swimming pool at the local YMCA. The system serves a third of the downtown area, equivalent to more than 6 million square feet.”

READ MORE:
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/boise-is-tapping-into-free-sustainable-energy-and-other-cities-could-follow


SAVE TIME WITH OUR WEEKLY DIGEST
& NEVER MISS A POST!

Our website is 300% green - yours can be, too!
click for more info

PLEASE SHARE:
Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather