Heat Without Fire: Geothermal For A Cleaner, Sustainable Future In New York City

Highly anticipated Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island will use geothermal heating and cooling...

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An aerial architectural rendering of the Cornell NYCTech Campus (NYCT) on Roosevelt Island, NYC.
An aerial architectural rendering of the Cornell NYCTech Campus (NYCT) on Roosevelt Island, NYC.

By Mark Franks via Environmental Defense Fund Blog (EDF), 5/21/13

...NYC Mayor Bloomberg sign(ed) a bill tasking the New York City Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability to study geothermal energy resources and the feasibility of city-wide adoption of geothermal heating and cooling.

There are already a few projects underway in hospitals, museums, schools, and the highly anticipated Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island that stand to benefit from cheaper heating and cooling, cleaner air and a smaller carbon footprint. The adoption may be challenging, but the reward will be well worth the heat....

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