Sisters of Mercy Assisted Living LEED-Certified Expansion
Location: St. Louis, MO
Client: Sisters of Mercy
Size: 52,000 SF
Guarantee Electrical helped the Sisters of Mercy complete Catherine’s Residence, a LEED-certified expansion to the congregation’s existing administration building to provide assisted living options for nuns requiring special care. The single-level, 52,000-square-foot addition provides 50 private rooms plus a swimming pool, chapel, dining hall, central kitchen, computer room, community room and beauty shop. Guarantee installed generators, switchgear, lighting and power, and a fire alarm system to improve the facility’s security.
To achieve energy efficiency and contribute to the requirements for certification as a LEED facility (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Guarantee installed a building automation system that regulates lighting levels through motion sensors and timers. Guarantee completed the 14-month project in January 2006 working with Lawlor Corp. as general contractor and Christner Inc. as project architect.