Ikea to open store with geothermal heating and cooling

New York City Ikea has teamed with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to showcase and study the advantages of a geothermal heating system currently under construction in Centennial, Colo.

It will be the first Ikea store in the United States to be built with geothermal heating and cooling, said Douglas Wolfe, Ikea project construction manager for the store. It is expected to open in fall 2011.