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Alameda Main Library

Project Info

Alameda, California
49,000 sf
Completed in 2006

LEED Silver

The new Alameda Main Library enhances the civic nature of Alameda’s historic downtown, expressing the basic order of historic elements while utilizing advanced building technologies. Large windows and window bays provide expansive views of the city and its surroundings. A walled garden forms a backdrop for public meeting rooms and a café. Additional program elements include a generous reading room, a large children’s section, a children’s story and craft room, study rooms, a young adults’ homework center, computer labs, private reading areas, work areas and conference rooms.

Sustainable Design Highlights:
Sustainable Design Highlights:

  • Exceeds the 50% 2009 energy-use reduction requirements of the 2030 Challenge (measured EUI)
  • Extensive daylighting
  • Light sensors with lighting control
  • Underfloor displacement ventilation
  • FSC certified wood
  • Low-VOC finishes

    Certification: LEED Silver