May 16th, 2024

Canadian Consulting Engineer shares details on Kitchener Public Library

Posted in: All News , In The Press

mcCallumSather has designed and is helping build Kitchener Public Library’s (KPL’s) new Southwest Community Branch, which aims to be the first net-zero-carbon and -energy municipal facility in Ontario’s Waterloo Region.

mcCallumSather’s mechanical engineers and architects have collaborated on the design process with KPL’s senior leadership to ensure net-zero performance. The all-electric library will incorporate such features as wood building materials, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, controlled use of glazing to capture solar heat, a geothermal field, a thick roof wall, triple-panel glazing, floor insulation, a customized heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system and a building envelope designed with window-to-wall ratio of 29%.

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