South Whittier Library

Platinum! (81 Points)
LEED® NEW CONSTRUCTION v2009
ENERGY MODELING
COMMISSIONING
CASp 14025

Owner
County of Los Angeles Public Library
Architect
eMar Studio for Public Architecture

General Contractor
Cal-City Construction
General Contractor’s LEED Consultant
Verdical Group

Civil Engineer
Barbara Hall Engineers

Mechanical Engineer
Spirit Engineering
Electrical Engineer
Hariton Engineering
Plumbing Engineer
Spirit Engineering

Landscape Architect
Campbell & Campbell
Daylighting
Solatube
Photovoltaics
Solar Horizons CC 

Green Accomplishments

• Reduced total building energy cost by over 46% by installing high efficiency HVAC, optimizing daylighting, and off-setting electrical demand with PV

• PV system designed to offset 27% of the annual energy cost of the building

• Modeled Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of 32.0 kBtu/sf (exceeds the 2030 Challenge Target of 36.8 kBtu/sf)

• Reduced building lighting electricity consumption by 38% through use of Solatubes, daylighting strategies and daylighting controls

• Avoiding 38,871lbs of CO2 Emissions per year through efficient energy design

• Installed low-flow water fixtures and low-flush toilets reducing indoor water demand by 37%

• Landscape design included a drip irrigation system reducing irrigation demand by over 69%

• Diverted and recycled over 97% of the demolition/construction waste reducing burden on the landfill

• FSC certified wood used for all casework, doors, and wood siding