Bard College – Village Dorm Buildings

Bard College recently completed construction of the 13th and 14th Village Dorm buildings. Novus provided MEP design for this “Green Dorm” project, which commenced in 2000 with the construction of nine dorms on a single geothermal well field. Due to the success of the project and the popularity of the dorms, two additional buildings were added in 2005, another in 2009, with the final two completed in 2015. The project uses water-to-water geothermal heat pumps to heat and cool the spaces and to generate domestic hot water. A total of 44 closed loop boreholes served the project.