Because of its outdated heating and cooling system, the Diocesan Property Committee decided that it was time to retrofit the Diocesan Center and Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, Maryland with a new HVAC system.
“Something had to be done about the [building’s] aging boilers, furnaces, and air conditioning system,” said Reverend Hal Ley Hayek. “Nothing is newer than 22 years old.”
The need for a new HVAC system was apparent. The only question was what kind of system and who would install it?
The Diocesan Property Committee reviewed proposals from two companies for traditional HVAC systems and for a geothermal system. Then, on February 29, 2012, the Diocesan approved the proposal submitted by Fresh Air Concepts to install a geothermal unit with a variable refrigerant flow system. This “Green” heating and cooling system also offered the greatest zoning control.
Mitsubishi Electric, which manufactures the modular water system being installed, explains how geothermal system work:
“Geothermal applications work by taking heat or rejecting heat from/to the ground. Closed loop systems [like that of the Diocesan] accomplish this by circulating water through a series of wells or loops that are installed in the ground. This effectively turns the ground into a large heat exchanger.”
The cost to install the Diocesan’s new geothermal system is close to $1 million. The cost to operate the Diocesan’s new geothermal system will be close to zero. This is a significant improvement from the $7,000-13000 a month the Diocesan had been paying with their previous, outdated system.
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Diocesan Center and Cathedral “Go Green: with Geo-Thermal