Church of Saint Francis of Assisi

There is a danger with major renovations that you transform your building to fit the air conditioning. In this case, the air conditioning transformed to fit the building.

The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the oldest churches in Panama, dating back to the 1700s. More recently the church sat closed for 12 years – and completely abandoned for nine – due to lack of maintenance. A comprehensive rescue project restored the church to the beautiful, usable space it once was. A significant part of that rescue involved installing an effective, reliable HVAC system. Mitsubishi Electric VRF was selected and has made a huge difference for the church and, in turn, the community. Download the PDF below to read more. You’ll hear from the church’s priest, the rescue project’s leader, the distributor and mechanical contractor, and the architect, and see photos of the church and equipment.

Church of Saint Francis of Assisi

Project Location: 
Panama City, Panama
Completion Date: March 2016

Project Team

  • Architect: Arquitechne S.A., Panama
  • Distributor and Mechanical Contractor: COPANAC, Panama

Examples of Mitsubishi Electric Equipment Installed:

  • (5) PUHY Y-Series Outdoor Units
  • (14) PEFY Ceiling-concealed Ducted Indoor Units
  • (7) PFFY Floor-standing Exposed Indoor Units
  • (2) PKFY Wall-mounted Indoor Units
  • (1) AE-200A Centralized Controller
Product Category
VRF Zoning Systems
Completion Date
March, 2016
Case Study Type
For Professionals
Text Box Type
energy savings/rebates/efficiency
retrofit/historic restoration

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