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HVAC Renovation

June 22, 2017
By Deb Daley

In the summer of 2017 you will see the building abuzz with the sights and sounds of construction. The work will take place in three phases: heating systems renovation, air conditioning upgrades and installation of centralized control systems. Mercy is converting the steam heat system to a more efficient hot water heating system.

Workers began the Thursday before Memorial Day and started on the third and second floors, as well as in the boiler room. The rooms with old radiators will have them replaced with new units and those with window air conditioners will have a unit placed in the ceiling tile.

The building is a bit messy, so we apologize for any inconvenience or disruptions this may cause. Project timelines call for the majority of work to be completed by the new school year in the fall of 2017.

These efforts are the culmination of an 18-month campaign to renovate Mercy’s HVAC systems and to raise funds to support this $2 million effort. Our tenacity paid off thanks to a generous $1 million matching grant and inspired support from donors, alumnae, family and friends of over $760,000. Mercy is confident that additional monies will be given by the matching grant deadline to complete this campaign.

If interested in donating to this effort, please contact Jim Pogge, Vice President for Advancement at