McMaster will heat its new campus greenhouse with emissions-free geothermal energy, and is exploring multiple locations on campus for future geothermal sites.
The new greenhouse will be the first building on campus to use a sustainable geothermal system to fully heat and cool the building. The greenhouse is under construction in front of the Life Sciences Building.
It will be the second geothermal system on campus, adding to the one that primarily supports clean energy research in the Gerald Hatch Centre.
“Geothermal systems are a clean energy solution that are full of potential to support a path to net zero carbon emissions on campus,” says Dave Cano, director of sustainability.