Standing Column Wells (SCW) at Villanova

Thursday, December 10, 2009: 9:45 a.m.
Albert A. Koenig, Ph.D. , ARB GeoWell Systems, West Conshohocken, PA
Since 2001 ARB/Geowell has been working with Villanova University to foster geothermal HVAC as part of their campus-wide building "greening" program. The opportunity has included engineering student participation in the design, analysis and verifcation fo the a new SCW approach inteded as a faster and lwess expensive way to deploy the well string. In 2009, two 800' wells were installed in front of Fedigan Hall to suppliment the 700,000 BTUH heating and 45 ton cooling loads. The resulting hybrid HVAC system is describe here along with the hydrogeological and thermal testing results that preceded the design phase.