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Ikea store in Merriam to have geothermal system

Ikea plans to use geothermal technology at its new store in Merriam. Ikea plans to use geothermal technology at its new store in Merriam.

Ikea plans to use geothermal technology at its new store in Merriam.

The Kansas City Star reports Ikea plans to incorporate geothermal technology into its store's heating and cooling systems.

Ikea, the world's leading home furnishings retail, says its Denver-area store, which opened in 2011, also uses geothermal technology. The Merriam store is scheduled to open in fall 2014.

Geothermal technology involves using a closed-loop ground source heat pump system and drilling 180 boreholes 600 feet deep across part of the site in Merriam. Pipes in the boreholes will form an underground network of loops for circulating 36,000 gallons of heat-transferring liquid connected to forced-air heat pumps

The company says it's committed to sustainable practices when they're feasible.

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