First Universalist Church

Denver, CO


Project Description

A 24,200 square foot church building renovation.

The church parishioners wanted to tie all the renovations over the years into a comprehensive renovation that had a better flow and better served the future vision.  The renovation also had to meet the sustainable goal of being net zero.  To help achieve the net zero goal we participated with the green building committee to determine the best path forward and determine the best HVAC system to meet the net zero goals,  We provided comprehensive energy modeling for the building that was used to assist in these conversations.  A ground source heat pump system was chosen as the heating and cooling system and the proper indoor air quality was achieved with an energy recovery ventilator.  To incorporate the heat pumps and energy recovery ventilators into the existing ducting required comprehensive site survey and careful re-engineering of the systems to incorporate the new systems.  The project was completed in the fall of 2017 and the requirements of the church to be net zero has been achieved.

Barrett Studio – Client


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