McKim & Creed provided MEP-FP design & third-party commissioning for East Asheville Library, the first LEED-certified building by Buncombe Co Government.
McKim & Creed provided MEP-FP design & third-party commissioning for East Asheville Library, the first LEED-certified building by Buncombe Co Government.
McKim & Creed provided MEP-FP design & third-party commissioning for East Asheville Library, the first LEED-certified building by Buncombe Co Government.

East Asheville Library MEP-FP Design and Third-Party Commissioning

McKim & Creed provided MEP-FP design and third-party commissioning services for East Asheville Library, which is the first LEED-certified building built by Buncombe County Government.

The 13,900-SF library features administrative areas, reading rooms, activity/study rooms and multi-purpose community rooms. The HVAC system consists of a heat recovery variable flow refrigerant (VRF) system. Ventilation air for the building is provided by two energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), one of which is equipped with demand controlled ventilation to accommodate high yet fluctuating occupancy.

Environmental stewardship was a key component of the design. The building orientation, building envelope, and MEP systems were optimized for efficiency. In addition, the building roof structure and electrical system were designed to readily accept solar photovoltaics (PV) to provide onsite renewable energy.

The plumbing system design includes storm, drainage waste and vent (DWV), and domestic water pressure systems throughout the facility, and utilizes EPA WaterSense low-flow fixtures and instantaneous water heaters with thermostatic control. The fire protection system design consists of performance criteria for light hazard and Ordinary Hazard Groups 1 and 2 in accordance with NFPA 13.

Project Details

Client PFA Architects
Location Asheville, NC