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

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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.

Google Streetview of Norton Commons.

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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