Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center
The new facility was awarded U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. It is the first museum in Pennsylvania to achieve LEED Gold status and only the fourth museum nationwide.
Although the soldiers who fought at Gettysburg 150 years ago sweltered in the July heat, the new museum’s more than two million annual visitors remain completely comfortable no matter the season, thanks to an innovative geothermal HVAC system.
The geothermal chiller plant consists of a 500 ton packaged heat recovery chiller plant. The geothermal system includes 168 wells that extend 550 feet into the earth.