Wednesday, November 4, 2015

USA, Idaho: Direct Use of Geothermal Energy in Boise Gets National Recognition

Boise geothermal innovation is up for a national award (Idaho Business Review)

Boise’s new heat pump technology for reusing geothermal water is one of three finalists in a national awards program.

The technology arose from a collaboration of the city’s Public Works, its Sustainable Boise Program, and the Capital City Development Corp. More than 65 downtown Boise buildings use geothermal energy. The new technology allows the city to offer geothermal in another downtown sector.

The technology was nominated for an award from the NewDEAL Leaders, a Washington, D.C. group that promotes economic development ideas that are innovative and sustainable. City Councilwoman Lauren McLean, a member of NewDeal, nominated the program in the Infrastructure & Energy for the Future category.

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