Improved Facility Meets Patron Demand
Gausman & Moore provided electrical and mechanical engineering services for the remodel and addition to the White Bear Lake Library. The goal was to integrate new and old portions of the 41-year-old building and integrate mechanical and electrical systems with existing systems to maximize efficiency. Another key goal was complying with the State of Minnesota’s B3 SB2030 guidelines.
The primary concerns that Gausman & Moore worked to improve include the following:
G&M designed a high efficiency lighting system encompassing the remodeled building and new addition. The new lighting system uses high efficiency fluorescent fixtures throughout to provide low energy consumption while still providing light levels appropriate for the library functions and the expected patron needs. Fluorescent fixtures were specified for this project because of budget constraints at a time when LED was still a significant additional cost. LED downlights were specified since they were more cost effective at the time compared to compact fluorescent fixtures.
The exterior lighting was also completely redone with emphasis on controlling light pollution while providing appropriate light levels for the parking areas. The lighting system incorporated automatic occupancy and daylight sensors combined with local overrides that provide a very flexible lighting system.
The White Bear Lake Library project is highlighted with other B3 projects on the Minnesota B3 Case Studies Database.
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