Thursday, May 12, 2011

Railroad Museum to tap into geothermal energy

After 35 years, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania has discovered a way to heat and cool its cavernous Rolling Stock Hall; let Mother Earth do it.
Workers are currently drilling what will total about 125 wells 500 to 600 feet into the ground around the museum, including under its parking lot, as a new, geothermal heating and ventilation system is being installed.
The new system, which taps geothermal heat from deep inside the Earth, will allow temperatures in the huge building to range between 60 degrees in the winter and 80 degrees in the summer. Continued

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