Examples

Around Central New York

Do you know of a building heated and cooled with geothermal or air source heat pumps? Let us know! We’d like to highlight locations that are already running on heat pumps, to show the possibilities and comfort of these technologies. Send us a message on Facebook, Twitter, or by email of locations you know about, and help us build a great brag sheet for CNY!

Cayuga County

Cortland County

  • Town of Preble Town Hall Go to the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC download page to download the PDF Reader plugin.​ - Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Lime Hollow Nature Center - two buildings on geothermal! 
  • Many residences!

Madison County

Onondaga County

Oswego County

Other exciting nearby examples...

Case Studies

Campbell Residence in Cincinnatus, New York

The Campbells were concerned about the impact fossil fuel combustion was having on the environment, as well as their high energy bills. In 2010 they made adjustments. They abandoned coal for a six ton, horizontal, ground source heat pump and then improved their home performance by adding foam insulation. An 8,750 watt solar photovoltaic unit was installed in 2012. The homeowners note the added comfort and safety of their home after making this transition. They now have the added benefit of air conditioning and can avoid the risks associated with burning fossil fuels.

Campbell Residence

Kimball Residence in Pompey, New York

Eager to find a solution to high energy bills, the Kimballs switched from fossil fuels to heat pumps and also made energy efficiency upgrades. The system has already paid for itself and the household saves $1,500-$2,000 per year. “The systems have exceeded our expectations in all regards," the Kimballs state. Their motivation for installing heat pump technology was fueled by a dying oil fired furnace and a desire for air conditioning.

Kimball Residence

Finlayson-Schueler residence in Syracuse, New York

The Finlayson-Schuelers went geothermal in 2010, as the environmental harm caused by climate change was becoming more widely known. “It was just the right thing to do,” explains Ted Finlayson-Schueler. They gained the added benefit of air conditioning and a more comfortable home! They now have a four ton geothermal system with a horizontal loop field, as well as solar panels and solar hot water.

Finlayson-Schueler house

Thomas residence in Syracuse, New York

The threat of climate change was the strongest motivating factor for investing in a geothermal heat pump as well as rooftop solar photovoltaic electricity at this house in the Tipperary Hill section of the city. This case illustrates that geothermal energy is possible on a small lot in a tight space. The vertical wells were drilled in a small area on the front lawn and in the driveway.

Thomas house