Most geothermal HVAC projects are aimed at high-end houses or office complexes seeking LEED certification. But not one project in the waterfront metro Detroit suburb of Wyandotte, Mich. 

A couple days ago, I visited a contractor and job site in Wyandotte, Mich., where they are installing geothermal HVAC systems in low- to moderate-income homes as part of a federal neighborhood stabilization program.

Since I usually equate geothermal with green-minded high-end homeowners, the fact these systems were going into recently rehabbed average homes that had yet to be sold was interesting. From the outside, there was little indication that these houses used some of the most advanced heating and cooling equipment on the market today.

Look for more about this project in an issue of Snips soon.