Luther Home of Mercy
Luther Home of Mercy is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1928 for the purpose of caring for people with developmental disabilities. Located in Williston, Ohio, it serves approximately 250 people in 10 residential cottages on a purpose-built campus and throughout the community in private homes and in family care facilities built and staffed by the organization.
The residential cottages, normally the subject of research conducted by families in search of quality care and high standards of accommodation for their loved ones, recently became the focus of a different kind of study – one that compared the energy use, associated CO2 emissions and the installed, operational and whole-life costs of two different heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) air-distribution ductwork installations. One installation was a conventional sheet metal duct system wrapped with glass fiber insulation – and the other was the Kingspan KoolDuct system – a pre-insulated U.L. Listed ductwork system constructed from premium performance non-fibrous rigid thermoset insulation panels.