Guthrie Public School
Category: Institutional, school, retrofit
Location: Guthrie, Ontario, Canada
Others involved: Simcoe County District School Board, Division 15 Plumbing & Heating, Western Mechanical
Project at a Glance: This elementary school had a distributed heat pump system with a conventional boiler and cooling tower. A ground heat exchanger was installed to replace one of the boilers and the cooling tower.
Features & Innovations:
- Horizontal ground loop installed beneath the school field.
- The ground heat exchanger now provides all of the cooling and most of the heating with the remaining boiler serving as an auxiliary heat source.