Carbon Valley Regional Library; Firestone, CO
Posted by: Team Laxson
N 40° 08.580 W 104° 56.091
13T E 505549 N 4443631
Quick Description: The new 34,500-square-foot Carbon Valley Regional Library replaces the former and smaller Carbon Valley facility located in Frederick, Colorado. The library ribbon cutting ceremony took place on March 15th, 2008.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 9/1/2008 8:43:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM4JWQ
The new building houses large collections of books and periodicals, a twelve-person computer lab, four study rooms, a large community meeting room, a vending café, and an outdoor patio. Mechanical sustainable design measures include an automated building management system, demand-controlled ventilation, high-efficiency condensing boilers, transpired solar collectors to passively pre-heat fresh air ventilation, and low-flow water fixtures and waterless urinals.
Underfloor air distribution provides an efficient, flexible, and unobtrusive means to comfortably condition the library’s diverse spaces. Interior spaces take advantage of natural light with photosensors and dimming ballasts detecting and adjusting light levels automatically depending on current light conditions. Occupancy sensors are capable of turning off lights when occupants are not detected in a space. The library is expected to perform 33% better than a baseline ASHRAE-compliant facility.
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