• Sherry Fyman

St. Patrick's Cathedral is going REALLY green.

Updated: Jan 28

St. Patrick's Cathedral on New York’s Fifth Avenue is undergoing a $200 million renovation. Part of that upgrade is a new $35 million geothermal heating and cooling system that replaces the steam boiler and air conditioning system installed nearly 60 years ago. The new system is expected to reduce the cost of heating and cooling the 76,000 square foot cathedral and surrounding campus by about a third, which will also keep about 94,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide out of the skies over New York City every year. #carbonfootprint #carbondioxide

Jeffrey Murphy, who led the team overseeing the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, in the geothermal plant under the church campus.

But St. Patrick's isn't the only institution in NYC to go for #geothermal heating and cooling. New York City is a strong proponent of geothermal systems and uses them in several facilities managed by the city, including the Queens Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and the lion house at the Bronx Zoo. Cornell University has a new technology campus on Roosevelt Island which relies on a geothermal system. #renewable #sustainability You can read more about the pros and cons of Geothermal Energy – a promising renewable energy source here.

Each of us from the one-person household to huge wealthy institutions can find ways to respond to the global challenge of #climatechange. #cleanenergyrevolution

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