Their challenge

In an effort to improve sustainability and revitalize their campus, Miami University developed a utility master plan to work toward carbon neutrality. The plan involved converting nearly all of its buildings from steam heating systems to heating hot water, simultaneous heat and cooling, or geothermal energy by 2026.

Our solution

Our team provided analysis and design for the utilitzation of geothermal energy for campus heating and cooling. The geothermal system features a vertical bore field with 690 bores 600 feet deep and a matt loop field with 133 loops designed to reside underneath a pond to optimize the use of green space on campus.