Copy of Top Job Finalists 2015-2021

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The Top Job competition showcases geothermal HVAC projects that will dazzle and delight in the breath and depth of the applicability of the geothermal technology in New York State.

The objective of the GeoStar Top Job Competition is to highlight and recognize the incredible talent, creativity and imagination that exists in geothermal system designers and installers. Additionally, to communicate to those outside the industry the variety of ways that geothermal heat pump technology can be applied.

2021  |  2019  |  2018  |  2017  |  2016  |  2015

2021


Beach Green Dunes II
The 2021 Top Job winner is Beach Green Dunes II, the largest passive housing building in NYC with a geothermal heating and cooling system installed. This 100% affordable building has 500 apartments, and was designed as an investment case study for financing high efficiency affordable housing buildings in NYC.

Beach Green Dunes II set a precedent by receiving MTA approval to drill an uncased borehole within 200 feet of a structure; this reduced the cost substantially. Two subsequent projects have received this approval, largely due to this success in the drilling phase.

The ROI of the project is under 2 years. Heating and cooling for this building, about $25,000 a year, is a quarter of the cost of a conventionally heated and cooled building.

Here is the Beach Green Dunes II presentation.

CABVI
CABVI- Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Earth Sensitive Solutions, LLC, .

Here is the CABVI presentation.

Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Beth Israel, Achieve Renewable Energy, LLC,

Here is the Congregation Beth Israel presentation.

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Niagara Community Center
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Niagara Community Center, Buffalo Geothermal LLC.

Here is the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Niagara Community Center presentation.

The Historic Home of 'Little Women'
The Historic Home of ‘Little Women,’ EnergySmart Alternatives,

Here is the The Historic Home of 'Little Women' presentation.

2019


Beach Green Dunes II
The 2021 Top Job winner is Beach Green Dunes II, the largest passive housing building in NYC with a geothermal heating and cooling system installed. This 100% affordable building has 500 apartments, and was designed as an investment case study for financing high efficiency affordable housing buildings in NYC.

Beach Green Dunes II set a precedent by receiving MTA approval to drill an uncased borehole within 200 feet of a structure; this reduced the cost substantially. Two subsequent projects have received this approval, largely due to this success in the drilling phase.

The best part is the ROI of the project - under 2 years. Heating and cooling for this building is about $25,000 a year. This is a quarter of the cost of a conventionally heated and cooled building.

Here is the Beach Green Dunes II presentation.