|Workers install geothermal wells for the IARC Office, Technical and Education Building. Photo: Ron Foutch, FESS|
Energy efficiency is a major goal of the IARC Office, Technical and Education Building. Contributing to its energy efficiency is a geothermal system for heating and cooling. The project is installing 40 geothermal wells, each extending to a depth of more than 500 feet, to take advantage of the Earth as a heat source in the winter and a heat repository in the summer.