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From: cheryl keen <cheryl.keen@...>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:29:03 -0700 (PDT)
To: toni dosik <tdosik@...>
Subject: News about decision to insulate Rockford Chapel
Toni, please pass the word,
> The Yellow Springs Friends have been discussing, during
> Meetings for Worship with Attention to Business, making some
> energy-saving changes to the main meeting room and library.
> We have reached a decision, in principle, to move forward
> with the suggested changes but wanted to make sure everyone
> was aware of the thinking behind this decision since it
> involves a considerable amount of money and a period of
> remodeling upheaval.
> As most of you know, Friends assumed complete financial
> responsibility for Rockford¹s heating costs last year.
> Since then Havurah has taken on sharing the costs. We
> estimate that yearly heating costs for the main meeting room
> and library will be close to $2000/year. Upon evaluation, we
> realize that our beloved brick walls are virtually
> non-insulated and our windows have very little insulating
> We have agreed to move forward to replace our windows with
> windows similar in look to the existing double-hung windows.
> Before doing this, we will need to insulate the walls to at
> least an R-13 value. This can be accomplished by removing
> the woodwork, putting studs in, shooting foam into the
> cavities and then dry-walling and replacing the woodwork and
> heaters. This action will decrease the size of the room by
> about eight inches in width and in length.
> The estimated cost for this remodeling is $35,000.00. Our
> hopes are to seek donations from those who love Rockford
> Chapel and then to seek a low-interest loan for the
> remainder. It is estimated that the decrease in heating
> costs would allow the cost of the changes to be recaptured
> during or before the lifetime of any loan.
> The Ad Hoc Committee wanted to make everyone aware of these
> decisions. Nothing has been finalized and we are open for
> questions and comments. Feel free to contact any of the
> below listed names with your comments.
> There are two reasons for insulating the space. The obvious
> one is financial - the desire to save the money of the
> Meeting¹s members and friends. The equally important one
> relates to our Quaker testimonies-specifically that of
> ³taking care of Mother Earth². New windows and
> insulation will reduce our usage of electricity, and thereby
> reduce our impact on Earth¹s finite resources. The
> College¹s architect has encouraged us to continue with
> these plans, as they fit with Antioch¹s hopes to make the
> buildings on campus as efficient as possible.
> Again, please feel free to contact any of the below with
> questions or comments. This letter is being paper-mailed to
> those without email addresses.
> Carl Hyde
> Cheryl Keen
> 767-8486 cheryl.keen@...
> Dan Beverly
> 767-2586 dan.beverly@...
> Paul Wagner
> Veronica Frost
> 864-5360 eclectictwelve@...
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