Replace HVAC Systems at Conference Center (S-30) with Energy Efficient Systems
Jason Taylor, 217-391-3235
The Conference Center was built on the other end of the block from the Lincoln Home in the early 1960s, prior to federal ownership, to house a private museum. The building's architecture fits in with the Lincoln neighborhood so it has been maintained by the NPS but as an office space and conference room. It was heavily remodeled in 1999 to its current configuration. Due to high inefficiency and maintenance costs, this project will replace: two gas-fired furnaces on the first floor, which were installed in 1999, two gas-fired furnaces on the second floor, which were installed in 2003, and three condensing units, which were installed in 1999. No new ductwork should be needed, nor should there be any ground disturbance. Both the interior and exterior equipment/units are designed to fit within the same footprint and are generally smaller and quieter than the current units, reducing the effect on the visual landscape and soundscape.