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Geothermal Plant and Loop

Project Description:

The geothermal system planned for the Grayslake campus will consist of a shared field and loop that circles the campus and will eventually be used to heat and cool all the buildings on campus. A geothermal well field will be placed north of the college soccer field, but will not encroach onto the athletic fields. The field will be designed with the ability to expand as existing or new buildings are added to the system. Initially the system will be used to heat and cool the A and B Wings, the new cafeteria, new student services space, and science building.

Budget: $4,249,334

Construction Schedule: March 2015–October 2016

Square footage of new construction: N/A

Square footage of renovated area: N/A

 

Project Updates

Date
Update
November 25, 2015 Site restoration is nearing completion.
November 20, 2015 Site restoration is nearing completion.
November 13, 2015 Site restoration is nearing completion.
November 6, 2015 Site restoration is nearing completion.
October 30, 2015 Site restoration is nearing completion.
October 16, 2015 Site restoration in progress.

The first portion of the walking path is complete up to the Café site.
October 9, 2015 Lateral pipe connections from the individual wells to the main vault are in progress.

The first portion of the walking path is complete up to the Café site.
September 18, 2015 Lateral pipe connections from the individual wells to the main vault are in progress.

The first portion of the walking path is complete up to the Café site.
September 11, 2015 Lateral pipe connections from the individual wells to the main vault are in progress.

The first portion of the walking path is complete up to the Café site.

Future expansion of the walking path will encompass Willow Lake.

Pressure testing of lateral piping is ongoing.
September 4, 2015 The first portion of the walking path is nearly complete up to the Café site.

Future expansion of the walking path will encompass Willow Lake.

Pressure testing of lateral piping continues.

Main vault is being installed.
August 28, 2015 Construction nearly complete of the first portion of the walking path that will eventually encompass Willow Lake.

Pressure testing of lateral piping continues.

Main vault is being installed.
August 21, 2015 Construction in progress on the first portion of the new walking path that will eventually encompass Willow Lake.

Willow Way road open.

Drilling completed. Pressure testing of lateral piping in progress.

Main vault is being installed.
August 14, 2015 Construction started on the first portion of the new walking path that will eventually encompass Willow Lake.

Willow Way road open. Road patching base is done.

Drilling completed. Pressure testing of lateral piping in progress.

Main vault is being installed.
August 7, 2015 Construction started on the first portion of the new walking path that will eventually encompass Willow Lake.

Willow Way road open. Watch for future information about traffic disruption for road patch.

Drilling completed. Pressure testing of lateral piping in progress.

Main vault is being installed.
July 31, 2015 Construction has begun on the first leg of the new walking path that will eventually encompass Willow Lake.

Willow Way (between Brae Loch Road and Staff Parking Lot 8) will reopen on 8/3.

Drilling completed. Pressure testing of wells to follow.

Main lateral piping is complete for Café.
July 24, 2015 Willow Way partial road closure (between Brae Loch Road and Staff Parking Lot 8) the week of July 27 - watch for signs and information about traffic disruptions.

Drilling to be completed. Pressure testing of wells to follow.

Main lateral piping being installed, scheduled to complete by end of July.
July 17, 2015 Willow Way partial road closure (between Brae Loch Road and Staff Parking Lot 8) the week of July 20 - watch for signs and information about traffic disruptions.

Drilling to be completed the week of July 20.

Main lateral piping being installed, scheduled to complete by end of July.
July 10, 2015 Willow Way partial road closure (between Brae Loch Road and Staff Parking Lot 8) the week of July 13 - watch for signs and information about traffic disruptions.

Installation of lateral piping began June 23.

Drilling continues; 70 wells completed.
July 2, 2015 Willow Way partial road closure anticipated during the week of July 13 - watch for signs and information about traffic disruptions.

Installation of lateral piping began June 23.

Drilling continues; 66 wells completed.
June 26, 2015 Installation of lateral piping began June 23.

Willow Way partial road closure anticipated July 10-11.

Watch for updates about site work and traffic disruptions.

Drilling continues; 60 wells completed.
June 12, 2015 Drilling continues - 42 wells completed. Conductivity test was performed the weekend of June 5-6.

Installation of lateral piping to begin mid-June.

Willow Way partial road closure anticipated July 10-11 (note date change - work is pending coordination with café project). Watch for updates about site work and traffic disruptions.
June 5, 2015 Drilling continues - 42 wells completed. Conductivity test was performed the weekend of June 5-6.

Installation of lateral piping to begin mid-June.

Willow Way partial road closure anticipated July 10-11 (note date change - work is pending coordination with café project). Watch for updates about site work and traffic disruptions.
May 29, 2015 Drilling continues - 32 wells completed. Conductivity test to be performed the weekend of June 5-6.

Installation of lateral piping to begin mid-June.

Willow Way partial road closure anticipated Friday, June 26-Monday, June 29. Watch for updates about site work and traffic disruptions.
May 22, 2015 Drilling continues - watch for updates about site work and traffic disruptions.
May 15, 2015 Drilling continues - watch for updates about site work and traffic disruptions.
May 8, 2015 Drilling continues - watch for updates about site work and traffic disruptions.
May 1, 2015 To take advantage of the educational opportunity, HVAC students visited the site on April 29.

Ten wells completed as of April 29, seventy remain.

Manifold vault delivered on April 22. Will be installed below ground within the next several weeks.

Well drilling began on April 8; three drill rigs on site.
April 24, 2015 Well drilling began on April 8; three drill rigs on site.

Seven wells completed as of April 17, seventy-three remain.

Manifold vault delivered on April 22. Vault is nine feet in diameter and seventeen feet in length. Will be installed below ground within the next several weeks.
April 17, 2015 Well drilling began on April 8; three drill rigs on site.

Four wells completed as of April 17, seventy-six remain.

Horizontal piping to begin week of April 20.

Geoexchange vault to be delivered week of April 20 and installed below ground. Vault is nine feet in diameter and seventeen feet in length.
April 10, 2015 Erosion control measures installed.

Well drilling began on April 8; three drill rigs on site.

Horizontal piping to begin week of April 13.
April 3, 2015 Submittal process is underway.

Drill rigs will be on site to begin work week of April 6.

Horizontal piping to begin week of April 13.
March 27, 2015 Submittal process is underway.

Erosion control, tree removal and site preparation to begin week of March 30.

Drilling and piping to begin mid‐April.
March 13, 2015 Submittal process is underway.

Survey and layout to begin the week of 3/17.

Drilling to begin the end of March.
March 6, 2015 Submittal process is underway.

Well field scheduled to begin in March 2015 and be completed in June 2015.
February 27, 2015 Submittal process is underway.

Well field scheduled to begin in March 2015 and be completed in June 2015.

Pre-construction meeting held on February 27.

Mechanical components of Geothermal System will be installed in the basement of the new Café.
February 20, 2015 Submittal process is underway.

Well field scheduled to begin in March 2015 and be completed in August 2015.

Pre-construction meeting to be scheduled for week of February 27.
February 13, 2015 Submittal process is underway.

Well field scheduled to begin in March 2015 and be completed in August 2015.

Pre-construction meeting to be scheduled for week of February 23.
February 7, 2015 Submittal process is underway.

Well field scheduled to begin in March 2015 and be completed in August 2015.
January 23, 2015 Submittal process is underway.

Well field scheduled to begin in March 2015 and be completed in August 2015.
January 16, 2015 Recommendation of Award approved at the December Board meeting.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
January 2, 2015 Recommendation of Award approved at the December Board meeting.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
December 12, 2014 Recommendation of Award will be submitted to the December Board for approval.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
December 5, 2014 Geothermal bids received on 11/20 and within budget.

Recommendation of Award will be submitted to the December Board for approval.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
November 21, 2014 Geothermal bids received on 11/20 and within budget.

Site restoration activities and landscaping will include a walking path.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
November 14, 2014 Geothermal bids extended until 11/20.

Site restoration activities and landscaping will include a walking path.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
November 7, 2014 Geothermal bids extended until 11/20.

Site restoration activities and landscaping will include a walking path.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
October 31, 2014 Geothermal bids extended until 11/20.

Site restoration activities and landscaping will include a walking path.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
October 24, 2014 Geothermal bids due 11/4.

Site restoration activities and landscaping will include a walking path.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
October 17, 2014 Geothermal pre-bid meeting held 10/14; bids due 11/4.

Site restoration activities and landscaping will include a walking path.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
October 10, 2014 The Geothermal project is out for bids.

Site restoration activities and landscaping will include a walking path.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
October 3, 2014 The Geothermal project went out for bids on 10/2; site restoration activities and landscaping will include a walking path.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
September 26, 2014 Bid documents are complete and the project will go out for bids 10/2.

Site restoration activities and landscaping will include a walking path around the lake.

Well field scheduled to complete August 2015.
September 19, 2014 Bid documents are complete and the project will go out for bids 10/2; construction anticipated March-August, 2015.
September 12, 2014 Bid documents are in progress; test well results are in and conductivity is better than expected; construction March-August, 2015.
September 5, 2014 The 100% Construction Documents have been reviewed and bid documents are being prepared; drilling and testing for the test well is complete; construction March-August, 2015.
August 29, 2014 Review of 100% Construction Document continues; drilling for the test well is complete and testing is scheduled to occur next week.

Construction March-August, 2015.
August 22, 2014 Review of 100% Construction Document set is in progress; drilling for the test well will occur within the next couple of weeks.

Construction March-August, 2015.
August 15, 2014 Final design review due next week; test well to be drilled in August.

Construction March-August, 2015.
August 8, 2014 Design and engineering near completion; test well to be drilled in August.

Construction March-August, 2015.
July 25, 2014 Design and engineering near completion; test well to be drilled in August.

Construction March-August, 2015.
June 27, 2014 Request for Quote (RFQ) for Geothermal test wells due - 7/8.
March 7, 2014 The Geothermal District Designer, AEI, is reviewing existing building plans and energy usage data.
February 28, 2014 The Geothermal District Design Working Group kick-off meeting was held on Feb. 26 with the designer, AEI.
February 14, 2014 Notification of Award for Professional Engineering Services - Geothermal District was sent to the successful bidder.
January 31, 2014 The recommendation for award of Professional Engineering Services - Geothermal District was approved at the January 29 Board Meeting.
December 20, 2013 Interviews are complete for the Geothermal District Engineering. The Selection Committee is preparing a recommendation for the January Board meeting.
December 13, 2013 Proposals for Professional Engineering Services - Geothermal District were received on 12/5. The Geothermal District Selection Committee will conduct interviews on 12/18.
December 6, 2013 Proposals for Professional Engineering Services - Geothermal District were received on Dec. 5.
November 29, 2013 The Proposals for Professional Engineering Services - Geothermal District are due 12/5.
November 22, 2013 The Request for Proposals for Professional Engineering Services - Geothermal District was re-advertised on 11/20. Proposals are due 12/5.
November 15, 2013 The Request for Proposals for Professional Engineering Services - Geothermal District will be re-advertised.
November 8, 2013 Review of proposals received for Professional Engineering Services - Geothermal District is ongoing. Construction is scheduled to start Spring 2014.
November 1, 2013 Proposals were received on 10/31 for Request for Proposal (RFP) No. 257: Professional Engineering Services for Geothermal District. Construction is scheduled to start Spring 2014.
October 25, 2013 Proposals are due on 10/31 for Request for Proposal (RFP) No. 257: Professional Engineering Services for Geothermal District. Construction is scheduled to start Spring 2014.
October 18, 2013 RFP No. 258 for site/civil engineering, parking lots and roadway extensions was advertised on 10/17. Bid proposals are due 10/31. Construction is scheduled to start Spring 2014.
October 11, 2013 The draft RFP for Geothermal Plant & Loop Design Services is in final review. Construction start spring 2014.
October 4, 2013 The draft RFP for Geothermal Plant and Loop Design Services is in progress. Construction start Spring 2014.
September 30, 2013 RFP for design services is being drafted. Construction starts Spring 2014.
September 23, 2013 Programming starts September 2013.
Construction starts Spring 2014.
 

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