The original Library was constructed in 1930 and a substantial addition was added in the 1960’s. The Library had again outgrown their building and a new facility was required. This new 46,000 sf facility retains the original 1930 building and integrates the new addition to house functions such as stack areas, computer rooms, teen and children’s areas, folklife archives, and 200 seat multi-purpose community room. Quantum Engineering provided full design for the electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems. A new 1600A electric service from the underground utility network will ensure suitable power for the ever growing computer uses. The lighting control system includes automatic low voltage switching, automatic occupancy sensors throughout the stack areas, and daylight photocells for control of perimeter and skylight areas. The new HVAC system includes VAV air distribution throughout with hot water baseboard and full DDC control for proper control of indoor comfort conditions. The building achieved LEED “Certified” rating with points for energy efficiency, individual control, ozone depletion, and carbon dioxide monitoring.
Location: Glens Falls, NY