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Project Update 2 – St. Patrick’s Church

It’s been a while since we last posted any update on the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Council Bluffs.  About five months, in fact!  So now that a lot of the preparatory work is done, we’re back on-site with our HVAC installation team.

Progress as of Today

This week has brought a few visible changes to the site of St. Patrick’s church.  Over the past few days, we have set the air handlers and installed the boilers.  As we speak, the condensing units are being installed.  Our team also installed the main sanctuary ductwork, preparing to deliver comfort to every area of the church.  Next up, we’ll be waiting on finishes like ceilings, drywall and more.  Then we’ll be back to finish up installation!  Check out a few of today’s photos below.

Musings on the Job

Churches always provide an interesting and refreshing challenge for HVAC.  Think about it, one main sanctuary handles the majority of people for a small portion of time, yet comfort is critical.  The way to handle this challenge is through zoning – carefully controlling specific areas separately.  So the main sanctuary’s schedule would be monitored, inputted into a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) and then controlled based on times of occupation.  This is the key to saving energy and ensuring the comfort of the occupants.

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