The March 9, 2017 issue of the Northfield Rotary Club newsletter featured a report on Carleton’s new approach to energy production. Read the newsletter online.
5 October 2017
A peek at the work hidden behind the green construction fence on the Mini Bald Spot this summer and fall.
4 October 2017
A cheer went up across the Mini Bald Spot at 7pm on Tuesday evening as drillers completed bore hole #77, the last hole on the field.
6 September 2017
The geology department is taking advantage of drilling on the Mini Bald Spot to get samples from 520 ft. below our campus.
30 August 2017
22 August 2017
Carleton College launched construction on a new utility master plan, beginning with the installation of two geothermal well fields this summer, in anticipation of replacing its current steam plant with a transition to a low temperature hot water system.
“By transitioning to a system that requires far less heat input, we will have the flexibility to use a much more diverse portfolio of energy sources, including renewable energy technologies of today and the future,” states Martha Larson, manager of campus energy and sustainability.
Carleton is the first college campus in Minnesota to have a geothermal-based district energy system, and one of only three in the entire Midwest to host a campus–scale geothermal project.
17 August 2017
The finishing touches on Bell Field Bore Field are being completed this week.
8 August 2017
Bell Field drilling is almost complete.
3 August 2017
Myers Hall undergoes heating conversion.
26 July 2017
Carleton’s Physics and Geology departments capitalize on the geothermal project and plan to install sensors, observation bores, and other research equipment.