Project Category: Research/Study
This feasibility review will examine the potential for geothermal energy and for solar trackers on the lots immediately adjacent to the Johnson House, home to the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.
Project Champions: Gund Institute
CEF Award: $25,000
Project Expenditure as of May 2015: $5,500
2/2016: Final report and appendices.
- Final report
- Appendix 1: Team
- Appendix 2: Johnson House 2009-2014 Energy Consumption Report
- Appendix 3: Vermont Gas Evaluation Executive Summary
- Appendix 4: BED Blower Door Readings
- Appendix 5: Structural Assessment
- Appendix 6A: A SunCommon Solar Assessment
- Appendix 6B: VT Solar Assessment
- Appendix 7: Airsource heat pump assessment
- Appendix 8: BED Courses and Independent Recommendations
6/2015: Two solar array estimates have been received from two separate vendors. Both provide a variety of location options. A draft list of recommended energy conservation measures has been created and will be finalized by the end of June. Kohler and Lewis Engineering has been contracted to provide a feasibility analysis of 1) air source heat pumps, 2) water source heat pumps, and 3) the estimated cost to install a system including modifications to the Johnson House as necessary. The study will be completed no later than September 30, 2015
9/2014: Feasibility of air-source heat pumps and evaluation of fixed solar PV panels underway.
2/2014: Presentation to CEF Committee