Volume 8, Number 4
young - in business for 2-1/2 years - it
brought considerable prior experience
to the project with installations includ-
ing a brewery, an automotive museum,
several schools, and a variety of resi-
dences ranging from apartment com-
plexes to mansions.
“Trenching for horizontal systems
requires more space than vertical sys-
tems. The available space for instal-
lation was tight and used the majority
of the landscape. Our challenge was
not to remove any trees or disturb site
utilities,” DeJong said.
When the geothermal field is com-
plete, the students will come – that’s the
intent of MMCC’s faculty. Still in the
development stage is an add-on certi-
fication in geothermal. Students who
have completed an HRA degree will be
eligible for the certification program,
which requires an additional 20 credits.
The six-course program will offer in-
depth study and application in theory
and design and includes the IGSHPA
Three geothermal fields and a solar array are all
part of M-Tec’s $1 million retrofit for their Heating,
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning program.
(Photos courtesy of Mid Michigan Community College)