​Davis Street Addition

Davis Street Building Geothermal System in the Davis Street Building

Many energy-saving features were incorporated into the construction of this major addition to the Davis Street Building in 2012.

  • Geothermal heating and cooling system

  • Superior insulation

  • Computerized light sensors

  • Laboratory fume hoods that run only when necessary

  • Air handling system that provides 10 percent fresh air at all times

  • Refillable water bottle stations to save on disposable bottles

The College of Sciences, a lecture hall, student areas and several laboratories and classrooms for the biology program are part of this addition.

Award Notification

In March 2014, The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning notified the University of Findlay's geothermal supplier that it had won a global award for its Davis Street Addition system.  The system, designed and installed by Greensleeves, a local company, was named as "Best in the World" for a new education building for 2014. It's estimated that the geothermal system will save the University $1.5 million over the next 20 years.​

Pictured below: Former Ambassador of Ghana Koby Koomson talks with Katherine Fell, Ph.D., Martin Terry and Marcia Sloan-Latta, Ph.D., about energy needs in Ghana.  The Ambassador visited the Davis Street Addition in June 2014 to see the energy-saving geothermal system. Read more. . .
Ghana ambassador