Findlay, OH, October 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Stephen Hamstra, CTO, announced today that Gordon Food Service has chosen to incorporate Greensleeves’ GeoModule into its new 384,000 square foot building in Wyoming, MI. The new building will be within the Gordon Food Service headquarters campus and will house 1,100 employees. The GeoModule will reduce the geothermal earth heat exchanger size and cost by more than 20% over a standard geothermal system while increasing energy efficiency due to its advanced control technology.
“Gordon Food Service wanted to select a green alternative to meet the building’s heating and cooling load. The GeoModule offered a more advanced option to do so while reducing our impact on the environment,” said Kirk Mortenson, Director of Real Estate and Facilities at Gordon Food Service. The advantages that attracted Gordon included monitoring the loop temperature, giving control of key building mechanical systems, and notification of corrective actions. Construction is expected to be complete by late summer 2012.
The GeoModule is a hybrid geothermal product that includes prefabricated pump and controls package. This ISO9001 factory assembled package reduces the borefield size, construction time, has a smaller footprint, reduces on-site labor and increases quality control. The integrated control package leverages a cooling tower to keep the temperature of the loop at an optimal level. “This solution will, along with government incentives, make geothermal an obvious consideration because first cost is lower plus the on-going energy and maintenance cost are reduced,” said W. Michael Linn, CEO of Greensleeves.
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Greensleeves is an energy solution integration innovator that provides a unique combination of technologies and proven professionals that can deliver a 35-50% reduction in energy use for the life of a building with little to no increase in construction costs. This solution is more comfortable, attractive, healthier, and less expensive to own and operate than the heating and cooling systems currently used in the U.S.