One of four high efficiency energy recovery ventilation unit that provides fresh air for the building. It is controlled by a combination of CO2 detectors, motion detectors, and light switch tied relays. This minimal level of sophistication allows the building to conserve energy during unoccupied times, and still respond to the occupants need for fresh air.
We have started to see the color combinations come together here: Slate Gray Roof, Cornsilk Soffit and Brandywine Red Fascia by Rollex, Country Lane Red fiber cement window trim from James Hardie, along with the tan exterior on the Pella Windows. The siding will eventually be Autumn Tan fiber cement lap siding from James Hardie.
We have hung a temporary vapor barrier on the ceiling, and removed the frost from the ground with a "Thawzall" unit from Farrell Equipment from Wausau, WI. Kerschner Gas Service from Coloma, WI is providing temporary heat for the building, so that "sub-slab" plumbing drains (foreground-right) can be installed by Wagner Plubing from Wautoma, WI.
Golke Construction, LLC, of Waupaca WI, has covered the roof deck with Titanium PSU-30 synthetic roofing under-layment. We are starting to prep for the window install. Obdyke "Homeslicker Plus Typar" rainscreen / water resistive barrier will allow any moisture trapped between the siding and sheathing to be eliminated.
Northeast view of the New Youth Center. For state plan approval, the structural engineer required diagonal ship lap sheathing on some walls of the building, along with some specialized framing and special anchor bolts into the concrete. These "shear walls" will keep the building from twisting in strong winds. (photo submited by Tom Brown)