October 2016 Buildings in Action Tour: Driving Park Library Branch | U.S. Green Building Council
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October 2016 Buildings in Action Tour: Driving Park Library Branch

GBCI: 0920011277

The award-winning Columbus Metropolitan Library Driving Park Branch is the first of ten new libraries to be built as part of CML’s 2020 Vision Program. The 15,000 square foot building is full of windows, providing a welcoming view inside and plenty of natural light. Anyone walking by can see all that the library has to offer, and are invited inside by the open view of the customers enjoying the services and resources. The building’s impact is reflected in the numbers: in the first year after opening in 2014, customer visits rose by 60 percent, homework assistance more than doubled, community meetings increased fourfold, and books were checked out more than twice as often as before. The Quiet Room art was created by the artist Corrie Slawson, who worked with Driving Park teens to discover the places in the neighborhood that had the most meaning to them, and those places are represented in the work.
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The award-winning Columbus Metropolitan Library Driving Park Branch is the first of ten new libraries to be built as part of CML’s 2020 Vision Program. The 15,000 square foot building is full of windows, providing a welcoming view inside and plenty of natural light. Anyone walking by can see all that the library has to offer, and are invited inside by the open view of the customers enjoying the services and resources. The building’s impact is reflected in the numbers: in the first year after opening in 2014, customer visits rose by 60 percent, homework assistance more than doubled, community meetings increased fourfold, and books were checked out more than twice as often as before. The Quiet Room art was created by the artist Corrie Slawson, who worked with Driving Park teens to discover the places in the neighborhood that had the most meaning to them, and those places are represented in the work. The project received LEED Gold certification in September 2016. The teams’ overall design goal was to reduce environmental impact through an innovative building design that integrates seamlessly with the exterior landscape and connects to the community. The project’s key strategies include lowering energy consumption, increasing green space, providing high-quality and abundant daylight and ensuring a comfortable acoustic environment. The interior also includes enhanced commissioning with low-flow water fixtures, a circulation pump aquastat, lighting design, HVAC equipment, thermostat location and reduced ventilation rates.

Objectives

  1. Explain what the Columbus Metropolitan Library System's Sustainable Building Guiding Principles are and their significance, and highlight some of the key items from the Columbus 2020 Vision Plan.
  2. Discuss a passive approach and devise exterior and interior strategies for the following: solid vs. glazed walls and locations, canopies and urban pockets, and an interior racetrack and program distribution
  3. Learn about the high efficiency heating system implemented in the building and how the Owner acquired this system.
  4. Highlight the building's Rain Garden & Site Strategy, watershed awareness, stormwater mitigation, and educational features
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USGBC Ohio
Columbus, OH
United States

Leaders

Mike Suriano, Architect, LEED AP BD+C, NBBJ
Tony Murry, Landscape Architect, NBBJ
Tracy Perry, Architect, LEED AP BD+C, NBBJ
Phil Stafa Professional Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, Korda
Heather Cassady, LEED-AP BD+C, Turner
Wendy Tressler, LEED GA, Columbus Metropolitan Library