Louisville Development to Be Largest Geothermal Community in the U.S.

A ground-source heat pump will be required in every unit.
February 19, 2015
Louisville Development to Be Largest Geothermal Community in the U.S.
Louisville Development to Be Largest Geothermal Community in the U.S.

A development under construction – an 1,800-lot subdivision in Louisville’s Norton Commons – will be the largest geothermal community in the U.S.

“The project is a Traditional Neighborhood Development, a type of development which includes a variety of housing types and commercial buildings,” Green Building Advisor reports. “[It] is designed so people who live there can walk to many of their destinations.”

Requiring ground-source heat pumps makes the homes more expensive than others within Norton Commons that don’t have this requirement. However, a 30 percent tax credit, good through the end of 2016, will alleviate some of the cost burdens.

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