Colorado State Capitol Gets Geothermal System

July 25, 2013

The Colorado state Capitol's new geothermal heating and cooling system recently came online in Denver. State officials said on July 17 that the open-loop geothermal system, which taps an aquifer more than 850 feet below ground, will save an estimated $100,000 in heating and cooling costs in the first year.

Colorado's Capitol is the second in the nation to use geothermal. Idaho's Capitol building is heated by geothermal hot springs. See the Denver Post news story.