Lois Hole Library
Market: Arts & Culture
Project Delivery Method: Design Bid/Build
Engineering Disciplines: Mechanical, Electrical
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Lois Hole Library is an important milestone in community development and sustainable design in Edmonton and is a tribute to the memory of former Lieutenant Governor Lois Hole.
The facility provides improved learning opportunities while employing sustainable technologies to limit the environmental footprint of the building. Mechanical technologies include efficient in-slab radiant heating, a heat pipe heat exchanger loop, low-flow and ultra low-flow fixtures, and a rainwater collection and grey water system that supplies urinals, water closets, and exterior hose bibbs. Electrical designs include wireless internet access and Government of Alberta Supernet; T-8, T-5, and compact fluorescent lighting; photocell controls that maximize daylight use; occupancy sensors; and exterior lighting fitted with timeclocks designed to minimize light spill to neighbouring areas.
The library also contains a number of integrated designs that serve to limit energy use even further. To control temperature in the building, a system of advanced electronics has been installed to vary temperature based on outdoor conditions and occupancy demands. The system also provides historical reviews, point trending/tracking, and dynamic analysis of control loops, all of which contribute to better control over temperature. In addition, the electrical meter for the building has been tied into the mechanical and electrical automation system. As electrical usage rises beyond a predetermined level, the automation system begins to limit the operation of various devices throughout the building, balancing occupant comfort while limiting the library’s overall environmental footprint.
Mechanical and electrical design services were supplied by Williams for this $10 million, 25,238 ft2 building, designed by Barr Ryder Architects & Interior Designers. We are proud to have been a part of this Potential LEED® Silver project honouring a prominent Albertan and supporter of Edmonton Public Libraries.