Como Zoo Geothermal & Steam Conversion Design
Como Zoo & Conservatory has ideal geological conditions for a geothermal heating and cooling HVAC system. We, along with Darcy solutions, performed an Xcel Energy feasibility study to determine how well Como Zoo would benefit from a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Simple paybacks periods ranged from 3-9 years.
In addition, Como Zoo’s Hoof Stock Barn had a failed steam boiler in need of replacement. Designing both a geothermal heating system, and a traditional high efficiency, condensing boiler hot water system provided Como Zoo with the flexibility in the final design.
Ultimately, the barn was selected to be “geothermal ready,” but equipped with a high efficiency condensing boiler to save on energy bills.