• Carbon Valley Regional Library
  • Circulation Desk in Carbon Valley Regional Library
  • Carbon Valley Regional Library
  • Computer Lab in Carbon Valley Regional Library
  • Carbon Valley Regional Library
  • Carbon Valley Regional Library
  • Carbon Valley Regional Library
  • High Plains Library District

    Firestone, Colorado

    The new 34,500 SF Carbon Valley Regional Library replaces the former and smaller Carbon Valley facility located in Frederick, Colorado. The new building houses large collections of books and periodicals, a twelve-person computer lab, four study rooms, a large community meeting room, a vending café, and an outdoor patio. Mechanical sustainable design measures include an automated building management system, demand-controlled ventilation, high-efficiency condensing boilers, transpired solar collectors to passively pre-heat fresh air ventilation, and low-flow water fixtures and waterless urinals. Underfloor air distribution provides an efficient, flexible, and unobtrusive means to comfortably condition the library’s diverse spaces. Interior spaces take advantage of natural light with photosensors and dimming ballasts detecting and adjusting light levels automatically depending on current light conditions. Occupancy sensors are capable of turning off lights when occupants are not detected in a space. The library is expected to perform 33% better than a baseline ASHRAE-compliant facility.
 

Carbon Valley Regional Library

High Plains Library District

Firestone, Colorado

The new 34,500 SF Carbon Valley Regional Library replaces the former and smaller Carbon Valley facility located in Frederick, Colorado. The new building houses large collections of books and periodicals, a twelve-person computer lab, four study rooms, a large community meeting room, a vending café, and an outdoor patio. Mechanical sustainable design measures include an automated building management system, demand-controlled ventilation, high-efficiency condensing boilers, transpired solar collectors to passively pre-heat fresh air ventilation, and low-flow water fixtures and waterless urinals. Underfloor air distribution provides an efficient, flexible, and unobtrusive means to comfortably condition the library’s diverse spaces. Interior spaces take advantage of natural light with photosensors and dimming ballasts detecting and adjusting light levels automatically depending on current light conditions. Occupancy sensors are capable of turning off lights when occupants are not detected in a space. The library is expected to perform 33% better than a baseline ASHRAE-compliant facility.