Mechanical & Electrical Systems


Radiant Floor Heating


The existing heating system in the Chapel relies on an electric radiant coil below the stone flooring. More than half of this system no longer functions. This imbalance causes large temperature variations within the Chapel - some areas of the floor provide no heat while other areas are measured at temperatures that can cause burns or be uncomfortable to walk/stand on. The altar can also be uncomfortably cold in winter months.


Install a new electric radiant floor heating coil system. This option offers the best solution as it delivers occu- pant level heating with minimal noise while preserv- ing the historic character of the Chapel. The lack of equipment room space in the Chapel is also a factor in selecting a radiant floor system. Three new radiant heat zones will provide greater control of interior conditions. Improved natural ventilation will be introduced through subtle modifications within the steeple.