Pinewood Forrest, a 234-acre community in Fayetteville, Georgia, will become the first large-scale fully geothermal community in the country. Every single-family home and townhome in the community, which is currently under construction, is being outfitted with a geothermal heat pump system in place of a traditional HVAC system.
Geothermal underground heat pump systems take advantage stable underground temperatures of approximately 58 degrees to efficiently heat and cool homes. Traditional HVAC systems are above ground and exposed to variable and extreme conditions. Geothermal systems can offer up to 70% energy cost savings and are more durable and long lasting.
"Our vision for this community includes providing residents with the most advanced technologies and systems available to make this a truly remarkable place to live. Geothermal energy is the smartest, most effective way to heat and cool a home and we are delighted to bring this innovative, future-proof solution to Pinewood Forrest," stated Rob Parker, President, Pinewood Forrest. "The collective power of immediate and meaningful cost savings paired with the undeniable environmental benefits delivers a smarter, healthier, more livable community to our residents now and gives them confidence and peace of mind for the future."
Pinewood Forrest, LLC is overseeing the installation and management of the geothermal systems for all residential units at the sustainably designed development. At buildout, Pinewood Forrest will include 600 single-family homes, 100 townhomes and 600 apartment flats to be located on the 234-acre development that will feature a unique mix of retail, office and other commercial offerings.
The first phase of multifamily flats is currently under design and will be delivered in 2019.