Boise geothermal system to be upgraded

 

One of Boise’s signature utilities is set to be upgraded.

This summer, the city of Boise is putting in $750,000 of extra maintenance into its geothermal system, the largest of its kind in the United States.

City officials tell the Idaho Press, the goal is to fix connections between pipes and other needed maintenance to reduce breaks in the winter months once the system kicks into high gear, heating nearly 6 million square feet of businesses, residences and city buildings in the downtown core.

Work will take place over the summer and be largely coordinated with Ada County Highway District, which is repaving large sections of both Main and Idaho streets.

The geothermal system is a key part of the city’s move to have all residences and businesses in Boise powered by 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

There is no custom code to display.

Blogs

Worthington BLOG: Doorbell Ditch Karma

Worthington BLOG: Doorbell Ditch Karma

Blog: Doorbell Ditch Karma by Rick Worthington   Forgive me, please. You see, I was a good kid for the most part, but I did doorbell ditch houses for fun a few times. Not many times, but I did it. Not familiar with the art of the Doorbell Ditch? It works like this… Step 1:…

Do we really want the government to tell us how much profit we are allowed to make?

Do we really want the government to tell us how much profit we are allowed to make?

That’s exactly what would happen, if new legislation proposed by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez passes.  Bernie and AOC announced new legislation to cap credit card interest rates at 15%. It’s a move they say is designed to “help protect consumers from the greed of the credit card and banking industries.”     A better…

The “guns-in-school” issue fix is simple

The “guns-in-school” issue fix is simple

Let me clarify. This idea does not stop bullying, fix mental health issues, address pharmaceutical issues, increase morality, solve the never ending adolescent issues of hormones, heartbreak, jealousy or self- confidence. It only solves one issue. It also does not solve the issue of crimes that may occur in parking lots, sidewalks, movie theaters, night…

Mike’s Pulled Pork Recipe:

Mike’s Pulled Pork Recipe:

It’s that time of year again, graduation and graduation parties, Memorial Day, family reunions and picnics. I’ve received some requests over the past few weeks for my super simple pulled pork recipe, so I thought I’d post it for everyone’s enjoyment.  It’s really easy, relatively inexpensive, it tastes amazing and as a bonus it easily…