b'Photo courtesy of Denver Rescue Mission Photo courtesy of Helping Up Mission Photo courtesy of Denver Rescue Missionthe facility meets its projected energy-saving goalshaving a generator is a wise idea. Sam said that, in after being operational for six months. the event of power failure, all of the missions nec-The driving factor in the design at Helping Upessary systems still function because of a generator.Mission is creating a homey atmosphere, so theDenver Rescue Mission in Colorado also staff wanted even the multipurpose room to be lightrecently installed a generator on the roof, even and airy. We needed to be able to show videos,though the decision was challenging to make. A Steve said. I did a cost analysis and found that itgenerator might never be used, said John Morarie, was $90,000 to put in automatic blackout blindsvice president of operations. We had to balance and $100,000 to install a video wall, so that was athe need to have that available with the costa no-brainer to do that instead of blackout blinds.few hundred thousand dollarsincluding the One of the missions primary goals in designing the building was to create a space that promotes social and spiritual health by being welcoming and promoting feelings of belonging, dignity, and worth. In addition to having access to a computer lab,ongoing cost of ensuring the generator is usable mission clients look to computer screens mountedwhen you need it. My prayer is we never need it.throughout the building for communicationBut the mission staff recognized that buildings regarding where they need to be, upcominghave to be operational, especially since the mission events, and so forth.is now open to guests 24/7. Weve started to talk With so much technology in play at the mission,on our team about viewing operating our build-10 WWW.CITYGATENETWORK.ORG JULY/AUGUST 2021'