Geothermal technology - isn’t it time we got brownie points for energy rating?

In 2010 Alison Dodds Architect started a project on a large block of land on the Mornington Peninsula. Our interest had been stirred in sustainability and alternative sources of energy and we had a client who was open to exploring the use of geothermal technology—which very simply explained is heat stored in the earth that results through the decay of radiogenic elements such as uranium, potassium etc. Energy can be extracted from the resultant heat that is stored in either hot sedimentary rocks or deep hot aquifers and turned into electricity as a useable energy source above the ground.

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