Drilling in Frick Park Mines Heating Source for New Center

APR 20, 2015
They’re drilling right now in Frick Park.

No, not the kind of extractive drilling done by the shale gas industry, but rather drilling that will create an energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling system for the new Frick Environmental Center.

The geothermal system, using 16 wells, each 500 feet deep, will tap into consistent underground temperatures to reduce heating and cooling costs. It is just one of many “green” and innovative technologies, materials and construction methods that will be used to build and operate the center, now under construction just beyond the historic gatehouses at the Beechwood Boulevard park entrance in Squirrel Hill. Read Full Article