Advanced Energy Group is starting work on a new project this summer: Meriden Housing Authority’s 24 Colony Street project. The brand new building being built at 24 Colony Street will be a mixed-use development that features street-level commercial and retail space, and will have affordable apartments on the upper levels. The project also includes a parking garage, which will not only service 24 Colony Street residents, but also the general public. The project will help support the Town of Meriden’s Transit-Oriented Development, which will see a new train station and high speed rail service in the near future.
Construction crews began work onsite the last week of June. The drilling for the geothermal field is being completed by Sima Drilling of Cheshire, CT. The New England Renewable Energy (NERE) crew, led by Justin Lewis of Geothermal Innovations, will be installing the vertical and lateral piping for the geothermal field. The geothermal field will consist of 22 vertical bores of Geothermal Innovations’ patented GI.4 pipe. The geothermal system will provide heating and cooling for both the residential and commercial spaces. For now, enjoy some pictures of the crew drilling the bore holes and installing the geothermal pipe, and look forward to updates as the project progresses.