Location: Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
Client: Municipality of Colchester
Architect: Lydon Lynch Architects
Size: 4,000 sq. ft.
Project Budget: N/A
This Library includes meeting room, children’s room, circulation, reading mezzanine, stacks reading area and washrooms.
M&R Engineering was responsible for mechanical design including HVAC and Plumbing; electrical design including Lighting, Power, Communications and Security and energy modeling for geothermal system design and an incentive application.
- The building is designed to use 50% less energy than one built to meet the energy code.
Qualified for $30,000 in ecoNova Scotia funding.
The building has a high efficiency building envelope; R-30 walls and roof.
The "Lantern" floods the area with light and assists with natural ventilation.
A ground source heat pump supplies heated water to an in-floor radiant heating system.
The air handling unit has heat recovery on exhaust air.
A 150W photovoltaic solar system powers LED lights.
A variable speed circulation pump saves electricity.
Electric vehicle charging stations are installed allowing visitors to charge their vehicle while they visit the facility.