Loop Field for a housing developement

Discussion in 'Vertical and Horizontal Loops' started by meyricl, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. meyricl

    meyricl New Member

    I have a request from a home developer who is looking for a common loop field for the development.
    Has anyone had any experience with this kind of loopfield?
  2. housing

    We've looked at these types of systems at Strategic Energy Solutions. In our opinion a common field may not be the best choice. A common field will be more expensive to install when compared to providing individual loops at each home. Because there is not a lot of diversity in single family residential loads, a common field may not yield any efficiencies.

    Any other thoughts on this?
  3. Eric D

    Eric D Member

    Common loops are used in large builds a lot. I have not personally worked on one, but I understand the idea. I believe someday in the near future that large subdivisions, apartment complexes and shopping malls will all use these types of systems. It only makes sense. The basic idea is to have a common loop and individual heat pumps at each location. Each unit can control there own temp using the common loop as the source.

    Where is the job located and how many units?


    Eric D
  4. large systems

    We've designed over a dozen large commercial systems. Working on two large student housing apartment buildings right now.
  5. Eric D

    Eric D Member


    It sound like you have far more experience with the big stuff then me. In fact, I've only worked on residential projects. With the added cost of a common field that you mentioned in your earlier post, would it be worth it over time? Is there any long term advantage?


    Eric D

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