St. Patrick's Cathedral Now Heated and Cooled by 10 Geothermal Wells Dug Deep Into the Earth

St. Patrick's Cathedral - Geothermal Rendering
St. Patrick's Cathedral - Geothermal Rendering

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Midtown's St. Patrick's Cathedral has completed construction and installation of a new Geothermal Heating and Cooling system that includes ten 2,200-foot-deep wells that channel heat from the earth's core to power the system.

The state-of-the-art system will use thermal energy harvested from underground wells to regulate the temperature of the Cathedral and its neighboring buildings. In order to harness enough energy to do this, ten wells were drilled to 2,200 feet on the north and south edges of the Fifth Avenue cathedral along 50th and 51st Streets. Those wells distribute heat to a Dedicated Heat Recovery Chiller, which then sends it out to the 76,000 square feet of cathedral for heating or cooling.

Check out the full article to read more about St. Patrick's Cathedral's brand new geothermal system.

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