RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EnLink Geoenergy Services, a leading firm in the development and installation of geothermal heat pump (GHP) heating and cooling systems, announced today that it was awarded the contract to build a GHP system at Nye County School District's Pahrump Valley High School, near Las Vegas.
Nye County Schools selected a GHP system because it is the most efficient heating and cooling technology available and will significantly reduce energy and water consumption compared to a conventional HVAC system. The new campus, which is located in the desert about 50 miles west of Las Vegas, will benefit from lower operating and maintenance costs. EnLink has extensive experience working in Nevada, having completed projects throughout the state in recent years, including several of the career technical academies built by the Clark County School District.
"Geothermal heat pump technology has been a big success out here in the desert, so it only makes sense that we would include it in this project as well," said Dave Wonderly of the Nye County School District. "And the fact that EnLink has done such a great job on other projects in this area made us very happy that we could work with them on this one."
"The bottom line is GHP saves us money because it is the most efficient way to heat and cool our buildings, and it also helps us protect the environment at the same time, which is more important than ever."
The Pahrump project will include 300 geothermal wells drilled to a depth of 390 feet each. The system will contain 2 underground vaults that serve as central connection points for the smaller lines coming from the geothermal borefield, before feeding into the school building. In addition, the district is planning for the future and has sized the GHP system so that it can service two additional buildings when the school expands at a later date.
"Efficient cooling and heating is critical for maintaining a good learning environment," said Mark Mizrahi, President and CEO of EnLink. "GHP technology provides this enhanced climate comfort while reducing energy and water use, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional HVAC systems. We are very happy to continue our work in Nevada with Pahrump Valley High School. And we are proud to continue to help school districts nationwide save money while helping the environment."
About EnLink Geoenergy Services
EnLink designs and constructs earth heat exchange systems, the key underground component of a heating and cooling technology known as a geothermal heat pump (GHP) system. GHP is the most efficient heating and cooling technology available; for every unit of energy applied to the system, GHP technology gets four to six units of energy from the earth. A GHP system can replace much of the equipment used in a conventional heating and air conditioning system, reducing energy use by as much as 60 percent.
GHP systems use the constant temperature of the ground hundreds of feet below the surface as a highly-efficient heat sink that absorbs heat in cooling mode and as a highly-efficient heat source in heating mode. In short, a GHP system transfers heat in the air from the building to the ground in summer & vice versa in winter.
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