PLU’s geothermal project is pursuing federal appropriations

FY 2011 Appropriations Requests

Congressman Dicks has sent to the House Appropriations Committee a series of recommendations for specific federal expenditures that benefit people and programs in the 6th Congressional District and Washington State. These recommendations are being made following the submission of requests to the Congressman from local governments, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. As part of the continuing effort to increase transparency in the appropriations process, we are posting these requests at this time in order to assure that fellow legislators and constituents can learn about these projects before the relevant subcommittees make a decision on which may be funded.

View requests made within the following subcommittees:

Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee:

Pacific Lutheran University geo-thermal heat pump – $1,200,000
This Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program request for Pacific Lutheran University is for the installation of a geo-thermal heat pump. This project would consist of two deep wells, one to bring up the water and the other to discharge it back into the underground river that runs from Mt. Rainier to Puget Sound. The project will serve Eastvold Hall (the performing arts center in the heart of the campus) and five residence halls. The entity to receive this funding is Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma WA 98447.


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