Our heating system is finally up and running, a little later than we’d hoped but better late than never. Since it’s still a little nippy out we certainly felt the benefit today! The system heats the café area, and uses a ground source heat pump, installed by local company Retherm. Ground source heat pumps extract heat from a system of underground pipes and are typically much more energy efficient than a traditional boiler, running at about 300%-400% efficiency. Which means for every unit of electricity used to run the system we get 3 to 4 units of heat out. It’s been a long haul to get this far, and we’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the effort.