The Cornish BUILDING Project:

Bringing another of our 19th century buildings into the 21st century.

The heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system in the Cornish building failed last fall. After examining the options, it was determined the age of the system and several accompanying issues precluded repair of the system.

Since the building is large with a complicated layout, we engaged an engineering firm to design the replacement HVAC system, the modern lighting system, and to oversee the subcontractors who will install the electrical and HVAC components. In addition, we verified there is no asbestos in the building, eliminated several electrical hazards, and made the electrical systems fully code-compliant.

Finally, we removed an inaccessible water heater and installed a higher efficiency one closer to where the water is used. All of this work, similar to the work done on the sanctuary in 2010, will make our staff safer and more comfortable, and should significantly lower our energy bills, enabling us to better carry out God's will.

To this end, we need your help. The work will cost $175,000, which we hope to raise by May 1st, 2017. This is one more step along the path as we prepare to celebrate the 175th birthday of the St. Thaddeus parish.

Please make a special donation labeled Restoration and Repair.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tad Whiteside.

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