The North Vancouver City Library is a showcase of sustainability. Solar water heating panels provide 20% of energy needs for the radiant slab heating/cooling ceiling system which efficiently maintains internal temperature. The lighting system is also equipped with daylight dimming controls for environmental benefits.
The library spans 36,000 square feet over three floors with a two-level, below-grade parking and a 28,000-square-foot outdoor plaza. To ensure quality and maintain budget, we self-performed the concrete work for the cast-in-place structure. In total, we placed 4,500 cubic yards of concrete over a nine-month period.