Clean energy to power Villages
Currently under construction, The Village at RiverMead in Peterborough will use a geothermal system for heating and cooling. A central geothermal heating and cooling system has been incorporated into the complex by Wellspring Geothermal of Brentwood.
“The geothermal system being installed is anticipated to save RiverMead 45 percent of the annual heating and cooling costs and at the same time eliminate 290 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually,” said Timothy M. Roos, founder and owner of Wellspring.
The standing column well geothermal system utilizes six wells drilled 1,500 feet deep into the bedrock at the site. These wells will pump groundwater to the geothermal heat pumps inside the building, and then back to the ground.
The Village at RiverMead campus in Peterborough will include 30 apartments, 10 free-standing cottages and 20 assisted living suites.