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Paint Lick Elementary
Paint Lick Elementary School
I think this will be something that they [the students]
in Garrard County, Kentucky,
will be able to look back on as adults,” said Mary A.
was the first newly-
Davis, principal of Paint Lick Elementary School.
constructed school in
Kentucky to be heated and
The architectural firm of Clotfelter-Samokar,
cooled by GeoExchangeK.
specializing in educational facilities, welcomed the
According to Conn Abnee,
opportunity to become involved in the project. “We
Assistant Marketing Manager for East Kentucky Power
worked with GeoExchange in residential and
Cooperative, a joint effort by the electric utilities and
commercial applications, but this was our first
the heat pump manufacturer demonstrated
experience with GeoExchange in a school, and we
GeoExchange to be the best choice for the new school.
were excited about its potential,” said David Samokar,
State school board officials were skeptical about
six more GeoExchange schools.
GeoExchange when the idea was initially proposed.
“The theory is great, but we wanted proof that the
equipment was adequate to meet the theory,” said
Michael Luscher, Director of the Division of Facilities
Management. Because of the concerns of the local and
state school board officials, advocates for the system
went to great lengths to ensure that everyone would be
satisfied. WaterFurnace International, Inc., the
GeoExchange manufacturer, even offered an
unconditional guarantee on the system for two years.
“We look at each technology and each installation on
an individual basis,” said Mr. Luscher. “In this case, it
appeared we were at a point when the technology had
caught up with the theory. For that reason, we stepped
into a pilot project wi