Municipal Henrietta Public Library

Owner
Town of Henrietta
Services Provided
Construction Management
Project Cost
$12.5 Million
Architect
Passero Associates
Location
Henrietta, NY
Completion Date
Jul-19

The Town of Henrietta selected Christa Construction LLC as the Construction Manager of the new public   library.  The two-story, 36,000 square foot library is on 2.8 acres of land.

A main priority for the project is making the facility accessible to the entire community. These improvements  include sliding entry doors, adequate space for walkways and full size elevator. An additional feature for accessibility are audio systems equipped with hearing loops. This feature will allow library guests the option to have sound transmitted directly to their hearing aids or cochlear implants.

The library incorporates green initiatives such as a 100% LED lighting package that is energy efficient and offers greater flexibility in the lighting design. Daylight and Occupancy sensors adjust lighting levels throughout the day to optimize natural daylight in spaces. The library also includes a geothermal HVAC system, system has 6 closed circuits each circuit contains 9 wells totaling 54 wells with a bore depth of 200 feet each.  These circuits feed 2 recirculation pumps inside the building. Having a system like this allows for greater control of each individual space with heat pumps that provide both Heating and Cooling.

The Town collaborated with RIT students to bring a unique design element to the facility, creating an oak tree sculpture. The sculpture is made from re-purposed wood that stood at the former campus’s main entrance.

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