In July Ray Muskat of Dearborn Heights asked the Mayor what happened to Geothermal in the City. The Mayor said that it was not feasible for the city. The Mayor said he was not moving forward with it. Then would someone like to tell me what this is all about..
In Dearborn Heights, Ron Amen is spearheading a project to convert the city’s 33,000-square-foot senior center to geothermal heating and cooling. In a large grassy area next to the center, crews would drill wells to service the building and up to 400 neighborhood homes, said Amen, the city’s director of community and economic development.
Amen is working with Advanced Energy Group of Ann Arbor on the project. He’s currently seeking financing for a portion of the $700,000 cost, and plans to seek final approval later this year from the city council. The project also would include new windows and improved insulation.
“Between the savings that we would realize in our heating and cooling costs, and what money I would be able to come up with in the next few years from community block grants, I’m hoping to get it paid off in eight years,” Amen said.
I am not saying it’s a bad thing just wondering what happened to we are not going to be doing this. I hope it works out I just wish we could be doing this for all of the city buildings. I hope in the future if there is ever going to be renovations on city hall that these type of energy-saving systems will be looked into and implemented.