Tatamagouche Library

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Tatamagouche Library

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Location: Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Client: Municipality of Colchester

Architect: Lydon Lynch Architects

Certifications: N/A

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. 

Key Facts: 

  • 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.

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