Geothermal heating and cooling systems  can be a smart option for heating and cooling your commercial facility.  It uses the earth as a heat source (in the winter) or a heat sink (in the summer). The design takes advantage of the moderate temperatures in the ground to boost efficiency and reduce the operational costs of heating and cooling systems, and may be combined with solar heating to form a geo-solar system with even greater efficiency. The reduced environmental impact of a geothermal heating and cooling system lends itself well to energy conservation when designing systems for large facilities. The following are some reasons why these systems are a smarter option for your heating and cooling needs.


Advantages of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

There are many advantages to utilizing geothermal heating and cooling systems for your business, industry, public, or government facility. No matter the season or your location in the continental U.S., four to six feet below the ground, you can find a relatively constant temperature. By utilizing heat exchange technology, the design of the systems ensures they run efficiently with very little environmental impact. Here are a few of the main reasons why choosing geothermal heating and cooling  could be good for your organization:


●        Reduced Utility Cost

●        Dependable Comfort

●        Reduced Environmental Impact

●        Safety

●        Durability


Examples of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Installations

Shingobee has overseen the installation of large scale geothermal heating and cooling systems. We have the experience to bring comfort to your large facility in an economical way that reduces your carbon footprint and environmental impact. Here are some examples of our geothermal heating and cooling installation projects:


Four Winds Alternative and Career Technology Education High School. This facility will produce more energy than it consumes with its solar panel installation. This is accomplished, in part, through the reduced energy consumption of its high efficiency HVAC system that recovers heat and cooling as the system operates. The building is being evaluated for Zero Energy Certification with the International Living Future Institute.


Dickinson Public Works Facility. This facility is over 100,000 square feet of precast construction. Designed into the building’s systems is the incorporation of 70 geothermal wells to heat the facility. It houses much of the city’s public works department with administrative offices, conference rooms, training facilities, vehicle storage, and city maintenance and signage departments.


Security State Bank of Howard Lake. This facility boasts 17,770 square feet with an attached medical clinic of 3,000 square feet. The geothermal heating and cooling system utilizes 42 wells, each reaching a depth of 180 feet. The building also manages stormwater runoff in an underground system.


Green Building Initiatives by Shingobee Builders

When you are designing your next government, public, or commercial facility, look to the experts at Shingobee for recommendations on geothermal heating and cooling. Our experience with large-scale installations gives us the insight to provide the perfect custom heating and cooling solution for your business or industry. For more information, give us a call at 763-479-1300, or you can message us at