Bringing Fresh Air Into the Sanctuary
Having learned the limitations of the sanctuary’s HVAC (which relies almost entirely on recycled air that is not filtered via MERV 13 or HEPA filtration), and committed to creating as safe and accessible of a worshipping environment for each and all, Session has approved a major renovation to the sanctuary’s ventilation system.
Specifically, a new outdoor air-handler will be installed, along with ductwork within chases running under the sanctuary floor along the sides. Eleven registers will be installed along the outskirts of the sanctuary’s floor, connecting into the ductwork and bringing in a significant amount of outdoor air to dramatically improve the sanctuary’s ventilation.
Work is slated to begin in August (due to a delay in parts) and ready before the start of the programmatic year.