Geothermal systems can be a viable option for buildings with plenty of space on the property. Geothermal well fields can be installed underneath parking lots, athletic fields, or any other open area. A ‘geo system’ is best suited for mild climates that will require a comparable amount of cooling or heating. While Texas is not the optimal climate for these type systems, we have designed many successful geothermal projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
However, geothermal isn’t the right choice for every building. The success of a geothermal design relies on the operation of the building (i.e. buildings in occupied 24/7 may not be a good candidate), the soil conditions of the site, the water movement on the site, and the spacing of the wells. The earth doesn’t have a uniform soil temperature and every building is not operated the same, so a geothermal test well will need to be completed. From there, our mechanical team at RWB can evaluate the best approach for your building and site.
If you are looking for an MEP consultant to help with your geothermal design, turn to the experts at RWB. With decades of experience in geothermal design, we are knowledgeable experts in this type of system.