Kankakee Valley Middle School

Hybrid Geothermal - Kankakee Valley Middle School Project

Based on the success of the high school, Kankakee Valley School Corporation engaged DVPE to design the mechanical system for this new, 250,000 SF building. The same design concept was used for this system, incorporating low temperature heat, geothermal central systems, and heat recovery chillers. Two pipe unit ventilators and single zone air handling units comprised a majority of the system while four pipe units were utilized to take advantage of the heat recovery available. In the first heating season of operation, the geothermal system handled the entire building’s load alone, leaving the boilers offline a majority of the time.

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