The Baldwin Public Library, serving several surrounding communities, underwent a recent expansion and renovation of its Youth Room in an effort to provide developmentally appropriate spaces for learning.
Approximately 2,000 square feet of space was added to the already 7,650 square feet of Youth Services area of the library. Peter Basso Associates provided mechanical and electrical engineering services in support of ADA compliance, modernization and increased capacity of the restrooms, story/craft area with counter-mounted sink and a larger play area.
Our engineers added cooling for the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows without performing an upgrade of the existing HVAC systems. We assisted the architect in selecting a high-performance window specification that both maximized energy efficiency while meeting the city’s aesthetic requirements, and we used VRF cooling systems to bridge the rest of the gap. The solution proved to be cost-effective for the city, flexible for the staff, and comfortable for all.
Lighting control design of the varied functional spaces, and incorporating ASHRAE 90.1 Daylight Zoning requirements, presented a challenge. We designed a natural zone control layout, integrating strategically placed control stations with manual control of specific program functions in the lighting of the children’s play and story/program spaces as well as the structured patron seating and shelving rows.
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