Capilano Library Receives LEED® Silver Certification

Posted: March 3, 2020

Williams Engineering Canada is ecstatic to announce that the Capilano Library, in Edmonton, Alberta has been awarded LEED® Silver Certification!

Previously located on the second floor of Capilano Mall, the Capilano Library is now a free-standing 10,000 sq ft facility. The library features 24-hour material returns, makerspace (sewing machine, vinyl cutter, 3D printer, etc.), quiet study rooms, and a larger community program room. Visitors have access to ravine views, increased natural light, and ground floor access for individuals with strollers or mobility issues.

Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) provided mechanical sub-consultant services for the Capilano Library. WEC, along with our design team partners, used a collaborative model when designing, reducing risk for the owner. The model allowed the WEC mechanical team to mock-up areas of the building that would be potentially difficult to build, as well as high traffic areas for distribution systems to validate that it could be built.

The WEC mechanical team included a variety of LEED® and other sustainable design principles and qualifications, such as:

  • Heat recovery on ventilation systems
  • High efficiency condensing boilers 
  • Air-cooled chillers were carefully integrated into the architecture to visually and acoustically conceal them from the public 

You can see a full range of the energy and sustainable features of the Capilano Library here

The Capilano Library proudly serves the Capilano community, and surrounding areas. Williams Engineering Canada is delighted to have contributed to the LEED® Silver Certification. WEC strives to continue to create innovative solutions to further progress access to art, education, and cultural development.


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