Renovation of Grant Hall on UIC campus on September
19, 2007 by instituting a geothermal energy system with vertically
configured pipes. Since its
inception, a temperature of 70-72
been maintained at Grant Hall which has a floor area of 15,000 ft2,
energy consumption has been cut by 50%.
The Grant Hall geothermal system consists of 28 bores drilled to a
depth of 500 ft. Each bore is 4 inches in diameter, while the pipes
have a diameter of 1.25 inches. The piping system conveys water via
a conventional pumping system.
Due to the success at Grant Hall, there are now
plans to extend this geothermal project to two additional
buildings Lincoln Hall and Douglas Hall.