The Cornell University, situated in New York State, Ithaca, is working for a innovate eco-friendly project that has the purpose to eliminate around 82,000 metrics tons of carbon from its annual footprint and that allows to establish itself as one of the most advanced geothermal systems; according to the forecasts it will be able to heat 745 acres, almost the whole campus. This project wants to be a role model for using this sustainable energy source throughout the U.S. and also anywhere in the world.
The university thinks to move forward with the project to install a full-scale system to heat the most buildings on the campus. During periods of extreme cold, the system should be supplemented with heat derived from a biomass gasification plant, by drawing from a second source of clean energy. A recent study, conducted by the Cornell University, has shown how the deep subsurface heat detected in portions of New York and Pennsylvania is sufficient to provide district heating to residential and commercial buildings. Since 2009, this institute has reduced its emissions by more than 30 percent through several initiatives, including the construction of solar farms and the decommissioning of its coal-powered energy plant; now is pursuing the Earth Source Heat project to eliminate up to an additional 38 percent of its emissions.
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