As an example of how geothermal heat pumps can handle a variety of different applications, the building shown to the right is a fictional bronze statue foundry company in the mid west portion of the United States. The first floor comprises their production floor and office space. The second floor of the building is reserved for future use.
In this building model, a cooling tower and boiler are replaced with a geothermal vertical loop field. Identical in overall zone operation, the building benefits by having less overall equipment and reduced operation costs. Building aesthetics are also improved by eliminating outdoor equipment, and additional space is gained by eliminating the boiler and additional support equipment.