Geothermal Experience | General Heating and Air Conditioning

GEOTHERMAL EXPERIENCE

General Heating and Air Conditioning has significant experience with the design, development, and installation of geothermal mechanical systems.

As a member of the Wisconsin Geothermal Association since 2001, General’s largest, most impressive, and most visible geothermal project is located in Verona, Wisconsin at Epic. This multi-buildingwisconsin-geothermal-association campus embarked on a geothermal project with a scale not seen before in this area. Epic geothermal vertical bore field is to date the largest installation in the Midwest.

General, partnering with experienced and knowledgeable subcontractors, performed an installation that far exceeded anyone’s expectations. The emergence, development, and refinement of new approaches to energy usage and conservation are a continuous and ongoing process. At General, we are on the leading edge of new innovations taking place in core HVAC applications.

Some noteworthy facts regarding the Epic geothermal system:

  • Wells are up to 500 feet deep
  • Wells are generally spaced 20 feet on center, forming a grid covering hundreds of acres
  • There are thousands of wells, feeding into dozens of large header pits
  • Well pipes are constructed of 1-1/4″ diameter SDR-9 Polyethylene pipe
  • Distribution system consists of miles of pipe up to 36” in diameter

Geothermal project examples:

CAD Helps In Many Facets of Commercial Projects

The CAD department had a busy 2016 and this year will be no different. Some significant BIM/CAD projects for 2016 included Baldwin Hospital, Epic Campus 4 and 5, Stevens Point Chemistry Building, ATC, and the Marquette Replacement Hospital which started later in the year.

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Journey to Zero by Jeff Hanson, Safety Manager

For many years, I believed that achieving zero accidents was not possible. That conclusion came from years of working in safety and never coming across a single example where zero accidents were sustained for any length of time. What I did not understand, but I do today, was the power that can be harnessed when […]

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Airplane Hangar in Marquette Provides Home to Prefab

Prefabrication continues to be incredibly important to many of the jobs General Heating takes on. This is particularly true for the replacement hospital in Marquette, Michigan.

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