Two Verizon Wireless central office locations in Rhode Island will be installing geothermal heating and cooling upgrades after a detailed survey and geothermal designs by Collective Design Associates.

In the first location in South Kingston, three direct expansion AC units will be replaced by three computer room air conditioning (CRAC) cooling units. New piping will connect to a geothermal well to provide efficient power to the new equipment. In the second store, located in Cumberland, existing chiller and conventional AC units will be replaced with air-cooled condenser units. CDA will also design the power supply for the new devices and provide general protection, fire stopping and fire detection design.