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Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Energy Efficiency
Power & Lighting

General Contractor: Berghammer Construction

Project Size: 60,648 sq. ft.

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Challenge: The church asked for a replacement of their entire power system, essentially renovating their 1875 building without having it look like a renovation.

Solution: Roman removed the existing electrical service and added a new 1200 amp service with new metering, all without disrupting the church's original look. The improved lighting system reduced wattage consumed by about 40%.

"The finished job is beautiful. Roman did everything in the new construction from the parking lot lighting to the upgraded sanctuary lighting. We loved Roman! They were here from the beginning of the project until the end so we got to know them well. They were great to work with and very responsive to project needs. There would be complications, changes and additions and they always came through."

Berghammer Construction

Additional Details: Immanuel Presbyterian Church is the oldest congregation in Milwaukee. Constructed at the southeast corner of the building, the addition matches the exterior of the original. Space for the unusual addition was added by excavating beneath the existing building. The addition includes a new entry, a boardroom and two restrooms on the first floor. All the lighting in the church was replaced with LED lighting. Ceiling lighting was accessed through the attic and retrofitted with recessed LED can lights. In the chancel and choir loft area, Roman installed LED horizontal strip lights to highlight the ceiling, and vertical LED spots and floods to accent specific features on both sides of the chancel. With banks of dimming controls, all lighting can be adjusted to yield the light desired for each activity.