Boise State University

September 7, 2011 by USA Post 

Boise State UniversityBoise State University, Traffic is reduced to two lanes along the unit at the University of unity to Capitol Boulevard Chrisway 12 September until mid-October, while construction crews install pipe to connect the city Boise State System Boise geothermal heating.

Additional traffic alerts / warnings will be posted on the project toward the center along Capitol Boulevard, and finally through the Boise River.

The first phase of the project – which connects the Morrison Center, the multipurpose room, the Center for Interactive Learning in Mathematics and Earth Sciences and the construction of geothermal heat – must be completed before January.

The Administration Building, Building and Student Center for Environmental Science and Economics are among the buildings to be connected when the second phase begins next summer.

When completed, approximately 625,000 square feet of Boise State Building is heated from geothermal energy.

Most of the funds for the project come from federal funding secured by Senator Mike Crapo and Congressman Mike Simpson. Funds from both the Department of Energy and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are used in the project.

The city of Boise has operated a geothermal heating system since 1983. Natural geothermal hot water 170 degrees is pumped from the ground near Regional Medical Center San Lucas, distributed through the city center and reinjected into the geothermal aquifer near Julia Davis Park. The system currently serves 64 clients, heat about 3.9 million square feet of building space.

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