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Westside High School


Geothermal Heat Pump Case Study

Westside High School Gets an A-plus in Energy Efficiency

Statistics show that by installing a geothermal heat pump system, Westside High School reduced its annual energy costs by $29,500, while adding 80,000 square feet of educational space during its recent renovation project. Westside energy personnel estimate that the school will save between $1.5 and $3 million in energy and maintenance costs over the next 20 years with this installation.

Pre-renovation expenditures

Gas: $79,500
Electricity: $177,000
Total: $256,500

Post-renovation expenditures

Gas: $47,500
Electricity: $179,500
Total: $227,000
Westside High School 

Annual savings with 80,000 additional square feet of space: $29,500 Energy conservation was one of the primary focuses during the $27.5 million renovation process in which the facility expanded to 380,000 square feet of space. The installation of a geothermal space-conditioning system with 143 heat pumps and an HVAC capacity of 760 tons significantly enhanced the energy efficiency of the structure.

Annual savings with 80,000 additional square feet of space: $29,500


Please call (402) 636-3594 in Omaha or 1-800-648-2658 outside the metropolitan area.

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