Geothermal Heat Exchange as a basis for visioning the City of Tomorrow

Robert J. Koester, AIA LEED AP
Professor of Architecture
Director of CERES
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana, USA
rkoester@bsu.edu

ABSTRACT
The City (of Tomorrow) is here now – but only if we transform our current urban fabrics into organic whole systems of operational performance. Geothermal exchange offers the platform for doing so.
This paper presents an overview of geothermal technology, discusses in some detail a large-scale (urban) application at Ball State University, a Midwestern campus in the U.S., and addresses the visioning of the City (of Tomorrow) as a reconceptualization of current urban fabric as an energy-balancing system.

Keywords: Geothermal technology, Ball State University Campus, City of Tomorrow

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