Good Shepherd Carbon Neutral Initiative

Mission Green Project Update

Good Shepherd Carbon Neutral project

Work is finally starting to commence on the solar and heat pump project proposed by Mission Green and accepted by the congregation last June.

The concrete slab for the new heat pumps (south side of the Sanctuary) has been completed. 

Timeline for Upcoming work:

Wednesday 11/2/22 - West Union Trenching will bore underground conduit from the east lot line to the south side of the Education Wing.

Friday 11/4/11 - Decorah Electric will install the new service entrance box and all electrical boxes needed for the solar installation on the south wall of the Education Wing.

Week of 11/7/22 - Lifetime Gutters will install a new gutter system along the south side of the Education Wing in preparation for the French drain.

Friday 11/11/22 - Alliant Energy will install the new transformer on the east lot line and switch from the old service entrance to the new one. The entire building will be without power for much of the day.

***Volunteers needed

Sunday afternoon, 11/13/22 - Jim Fritz and volunteers will remove the ceiling tiles from the Sanctuary hallways and entry in preparation for the new HVAC equipment to be installed. Volunteers are needed to help with this process. No heavy lifting. Minimal ladder work. We will start at 1 pm and be done no later than 4 pm. Please email Jim at: if you’re able to help.

Wednesday 11/15/22 - Installation of the new HVAC system will begin.

We will still be under construction throughout the Thanksgiving holiday in the Sanctuary area. We “hope” to have things put back together again by mid-December.

Due to oncoming winter weather, the French drain, permeable paver courtyard, pergola, and solar canopy/array will begin once the ground thaws in the spring.

We’ll do our best to keep everyone updated on progress/changes/etc.

Jim and Liz Fritz

Mission Green LLC

Questions/concerns? Contact Jim and Liz at:

Visit the Mission Green Website for more information

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