University School Geothermal Expansion


The Gallagher Company recently took on a large LEED certified geothermal project at University School, in Cleveland Heights. Not only were they tasked with all the required plumbing inside the structure, but the Company's engineering know how and resources were leveraged to help devise a way to submerge two large heat exchangers in the university school pond which would be used in place of cold water chillers for air conditioning purposes. Scan through the project spotlight gallery images below, and in each of the sub-sections detailed to the right hand side of the screen.
University School Geothermal Expansion
Plumbing, University School

Receiving University School Geothermal Heat Exchangers


The series of photos contained on this page show the geothermal heat exchangers being received at University School and being prepared for submersion in the University School pond.  
Receiving University School Geothermal Heat Exchangers
Plumbing, University School

University School Geothermal Heat Exchanger Submersion


Once the heat exchangers arrived at University School and were unloaded from the flatbed, it was time to submerge them in the pond. Being a delicate task, this required the assistance of a Gallagher Company owned excavator, rope guidance from the other side of the pond, and someone to be out on the pond in order to release the excavator once the exchangers were fully submerged! The process also required the use of the Gallagher Company's Trimble Robotic location tool, which verified via GPS the final location of the geothermal exchangers. In addition, Dr. Doles of the Willoughby Veterinary Clinic (a certified S.C.U.B.A instructor) was kind enough to suit up in mid January to evaluate the success of the submersion.  
University School Geothermal Heat Exchanger Submersion
Plumbing, University School