A new office building going up at the corner of 7th Street and Rood Avenue in downtown Grand Junction will be a centerpiece of energy efficiency.
The official groundbreaking today of the law offices of Killian, Guthro and Jensen, P.C. highlights the use of geo–exchange as a way of heating and cooling the 13–thousand–square–foot building. Contractors will drill about 30 holes 300 feet into the ground. A liquid will circulate through underground pipes that will moderate temperatures in the building year–round and save money in the process.
This is not the first geo–exchange system in Mesa County. Several businesses outside the downtown area are also heated and cooled this way. The limestone–faced building is also the first new construction to match its' appearance to the planned re–design of the 7th Street corridor. The office should be open early next year.