Eastham Public Library

For Every Chapter of Your Life

190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA 02642

p The Library is open Monday 12-4pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-8pm, Wednesdays 10-6pm, & Fridays & Saturdays 10-4pm.

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How Green is Our Library?

Video explains the LEED components of the building

LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Gold Certification Anticipated

Clean & Green

Sustainable Design at the Eastham Public Library

Project Team:
Oudens Ello Architecture
The Green Engineer, Inc.
P3 Project Management
Nauset Construction
Library Dedication:
February 4, 2017

Sustainable Sites

Site development – protect or restore habitat

Many of the library’s plants are native or adapted vegetation. The site includes a meadow by the pond. 43% of the site remains as vegetated open space.

Storm water Management

The Library’s roof slope directs rainwater runoff away from Depot Pond into a central catch basin. The parking lot uses a sand & gravel underlayment to improve the drainage, filtering, and recycling of rainwater away from Depot Pond and adjacent properties.

Water Efficiency

Water Use Reduction

The selection of restroom and sink fixtures reduces the Library’s water use by 33%.

Efficient Landscaping

No permanent irrigation has been installed on-site, drastically reducing the site water use.

Energy & Atmosphere

Commissioning of the Building Energy Systems

Commissioning activities were completed for the following energy-related systems: Heating, ventilating, air conditioning & refrigeration systems with associated controls; lighting & daylighting controls; domestic hot water systems.

Energy Performance

The Library’s Whole Building Energy Simulation has achieved an energy cost savings of 49.91%. The total predicted annual energy consumption for the project is 89,945 kWh/year of electricity. The Library’s interior lighting has demonstrated a 54% energy use reduction; exterior lighting an 82% reduction.

Refrigerant Management

There are no CFC-based refrigerants serving the project building.

On-Site Renewable Energy

29.7% of the Library’s annual energy consumption is offset by the PV system at the Town’s capped landfill. The roof has been designed to be “Solar Ready’ for future increased offsets of energy use by a PV system installed on-site.

Materials & Resources

Waste Diversion: 78%
Recycled Content: 16%
Regional Materials: 17%

Indoor Environment

Low emitting Materials-Adhesives, Paints, Flooring & Composites

All interior finishes of the project have been selected to reduce the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) present in the building, to maintain the health of library occupants.

Thermal comfort: Design & Verification

Temperature ControlThe Library’s mechanically ventilated & conditioned space is in compliance with LEED standards. 70% of individual spaces have access to thermal controls (operable windows, thermostats). 100% of multi- occupant spaces have access to thermal controls.

Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control

Smoking is not permitted on site.

Daylight and Views

95% of the Library’s regularly occupied spaces have access to views to the exterior, greatly improving the connection between the interior spaces of the library & the outdoor environment and Depot Pond.

Innovation in Design

Exemplary Performance

Site Development to Maximize Open Space: The Library project score is 43%; the requirement for exemplary performance is 40%.

On-Site RenewableEnergy. The requirement for exemplary performance is 15% and the project has documented 28.77% 

LEED* Gold Certification is anticipated…

*LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

The certification levels are Certified Silver, Gold & Platinum.

U.S. Green Building Council

Power Point and Handout with LEED facts and figures

Light sensor in lobby ceiling. 

Reclaimed Southern yellow pine on floor of VIS Library (1897).