New Washington County Regional Library

Washington Co. Regional Library

Washington County Regional Library
Washington County Regional Library
Washington County Regional Library
Washington County Regional Library
Washington County Regional Library

Project Details




84,758 Sq Ft

Renovation of the existing 46,233 SF, three story library in downtown Hagerstown.  The existing building was demolished to expose the building structure and floor slabs, and new building additions were constructed on the east, south and west portions for a total building area of 84,758 SF.  The building is designed for LEED Silver Certification.

Design services included:

  • Two 100-ton energy efficient water cooled frictionless chillers.
  • Two 1,400 MBH energy efficient gas fired condensing boilers.
  • The building is primarily served by dedicated variable air volume (VAV) air handling units; one unit per floor.
  • Individual zones are served by VAV series type fan powered air terminal units with hydronic heating coils.
  • Exposed air distribution system consisting of aesthetically pleasing spiral round and flat-oval factory painted ductwork.
  • More than 50% of the spaces have individual thermal zone controls to meet LEED requirements.
  • State of the art building energy management control system.
  • Plumbing features include a rain water collection system for washing the library’s bookmobiles and the utilization of low water consumption plumbing fixtures.
  • Design includes an engineered smoke control system to serve a three-story atrium.  Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling software was used for design of this system.
  • State of the Art Automated Lighting control system for all public spaces.
  • Emergency Generator.
  • All spaces controlled to meet LEED requirements.
  • Lighting power density reduced by 29% for interior and 65% exterior.
  • Voice/Data, wireless data, and sound systems provided throughout.
  • Fire alarm systems throughout.
  • Fire suppression system in Main Server Room.
  • Wired for A/V systems in select areas.
  • Snow melt system at entrance.

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