|At an American Institute of Architects luncheon on ?What you Need to Know About Geothermal Systems," we spotted GTG Consultants Eric Gabriel and Karen Sennet joined by independent architect Barry Bebart. (Kudos to Barry for not letting us distract him from the program.) Karen is working with a company that's installing a geothermal heating and cooling system at a senior suites project in Blue Island.|
Sieben Energy Associates' Michael Kuk explained that there are no set rules determining who should use geothermal systems. (Well, Rule #1 - Don't talk about Geothermal Club). The technology uses the earth's heat to heat or cool buildings through plastic tubes of water drilled deep into the earth. It can be used in almost any climate and with almost any amount of ground space.