Geo-Xergy Systems Inc.
Photo courtesy of Stantec

Photo courtesy of Stantec

Steinbach Regional Secondary School

Category: Institution, school
Location: Steinbach, Manitoba
Developers: 
Stantec, Penn-co, Hanover School Division, Southern Comfort Mechanical
Size: 105,000 sq ft

Project at a glance: The addition to the existing structure was two-storeys high and consisted of mixed class rooms as well as vocational and athletic facilities. A horizontal ground-coupled heat exchanger was installed to provide all the space heating and cooling requirements through a central chiller system.

Features & Innovations: Due to plastic clays in the native soils, the horizontal bores of the ground-coupled heat exchanger were grouted to ensure maximum surface contact between the high-density polyethylene pipe and the ground.

A geothermal manifold vault was installed to isolate the manifold close to the ground heat exchanger, reducing pumping requirements for it.