Largest Geothermal Residential Building Awarded NYSERDA Grant

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently awarded a grant to the developers of the currently under construction project at 1 Java Street. Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the $4 million grant will support the construction of a geoexchange system, making the all-electric property the state’s largest geothermal residential building. The site benefits from its 2.6-acre full block area, allowing for the borefield of 320 boreholes to be drilled beneath the building. The closed loop geothermal system that requires no future access or maintenance will provide all the space heating, water heating and cooling for the project; and will account for 1,050 fewer metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions compared to a building using a traditional boiler/tower system.