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Geothermal wells deepen Weber State’s sustainability efforts

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LEIA LARSEN, Standard-Examiner

OGDEN — Weber State University has adopted recycling bins, solar panels and electric vehicles as part of its sustainability efforts. Now it’s going underground to tap geothermal power.

Rigs are currently drilling more than 200 deep-water wells in the parking lot north of the Ogden campus’s Stewart Stadium. The wells will help regulate temperatures in the decades-old steam and chilled water system used to heat and cool every building on campus. Circulating that water underground warms or cools it back to 57 degrees, so it takes less energy to bring buildings to comfortable temperatures.

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