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Project Details

Location:  St. Cloud, Minnesota
Total Cost:  $23,000,000
Square Footage:  118,000
Completed:  August 2008

Project Description

This new 118,000 square foot, $23M state-of-the-art public library was designed to incorporate many sustainable and energy saving technologies.  The library was designed to exceed the Minnesota building code by at least 30%.

engineering design initiative was the engineer of record for the electrical, mechanical, plumbing, low voltage and security systems serving this building.  Some of the key sustainable features include:

  • In-floor radiant heating
  • Energy recovery units
  • 100% outside air systems
  • Daylight harvesting to reduce the need for artificial lighting
  • Occupancy sensors
  • High efficiency motors
  • Partial green roof to reduce storm water run-off and reduce heating and cooling
  • High efficiency water heaters