Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington IL

Project Highlights and Results

  • ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award; First-Place: Chapter
  • Converted heating system from steam to hot water
  • Designed a steam to hot water conversion by installing a high temperature hot water boiler plant to serve the 1956 convectors and a low temperature condensing hot water boiler plant to serve the 1924 cast iron radiators.
  • Existing piping was reused wherever possible reducing the overall construction cost of the conversion
  • Occupants/Retreatants experienced notable comfort increase with no complaints of overheating in any of the project areas

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