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College looks underground to heat, cool its buildings

Skidmore earns sustainability leadership award

This geothermal “energy node” provides heat to the Arts Quad at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
This geothermal “energy node” provides heat to the Arts Quad at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
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While performances entertain or enthrall audiences at Skidmore College, science and technology will be keeping them comfortable. The college has been honored with a Sustainability Leadership Award for expanding the use of geothermal heating and cooling systems in its buildings. The award, from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, is for a new “district” geothermal system the college installed to serve four buildings, including the multimillion-dollar Arthur Zankel Music Center that ...

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