Vertical photo of reading room at Greenburgh Public Library
Greenburgh Public Library Elmsford,NY
Located on the side of a steep hill in the Westchester town of Greenburgh, the two-story, 23,000 SF addition to the existing 22,000 SF library, built in 1968, was designed to bring the facility up-to-date in serving its 300,000 annual visitors. Designed with a large of amount of glass, the building uses natural light to illuminate a majority of the interior spaces. This, along with other energy efficient features and sustainable design concepts will qualify the project for LEED certification.
The Greensburgh Public Library project included doubling the existing building square footage from 22,500 to 45,000 SF and upgrading the existing library. Although not LEED certified, the building has sustainable features including:
-An underground closed loop Geothermal System which lowers day to day heating and cooling costs for a long term savings.
-Automatically controlled lighting that dims the lights in the main reading room in the daytime and saves electricity.
-The majority of the materials are local to reduce trucking costs and recyclable.
-The lobby floor is made from recycled rubber tires.
Beatty, Harvey & Associates designed the new building which is situated on a major traffic artery (I-287) in Westchester County, NY. Taking Advantage of the views offered and the prominent site the image projects a Library read to offer programs to the community for years to come.
LOCATION: ELMSFORD, NY
SIZE: 47,000 SQ FT
Developer/Owner: Triton Construction Management, Garden City, NY
General Contractor: EW Howell Construction General Manager, Woodbury, NY
Lead Architect: Beatty Harvey Coco, LLP, New York
Structural Engineers: Gilsanz Murray Steficek, New York
MEP Engineers: AKF Enginners, Stamford, CT
Civil: TRC Raymond Keyes Associates, Hawthorne, NY
Mechanical Contractors: Mengler Mechanical Inc., Brewster, NY
Electrical Contractors: D&M Electrical Contracting, Elmsford, NY
Plumbing Contractors: Frank & Lindy Pumbing & Heating Service Co., Peekskill, NY