Stone Child Community College, Montana
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A major new structural addition to a small community college on an indian reservation in Montana
comes equipped with the heating comfort provided by a new
Taco single-pipe LoadMatch® hydronic system. Stone Child
Community College serves students of the Chippewa-Cree
tribe who live on the Rocky Boy Reservation in northern
Montana. This year the community college, one of 32 in the
nation dedicated to educating Native Americans and preserving
their culture, brought three new buildings on line: a cultural
learning facility, Sitting Old Woman Hall, a library and student
services building, and Kennewash Hall, a 25,000 sq. ft. main
academic and administration building.
For Kennewash Hall, a variable air volume (VAV) with
hydronic reheat LoadMatch® system was installed, and is
now providing daily in-door comfort for students, instructors
and administrators. For this design/build project, the tribe's
architectural firm, Springer Group Architects, convinced college
officials that a Taco LoadMatch® hydronic system wouldn't cost
much more than the all-air system they originally called for....
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