Santa Monica Library Seeks LEED® Silver
July 05, 2005

By Staff
Appeared in Interior Design

Santa Monica, California will soon have a new $40 million library. Architect Moore Ruble Yudell and engineering firm Syska Hennessy Group are currently working with the City of Santa Monica on the project, which could land a Silver certification under the USGBC LEED® Green Building Rating System.

The Santa Monica Main Library, situated above three levels of subterranean parking, will include two stories totaling 110,000 square feet. Sustainability and green building strategies include high efficiency, daylighting with automatic dimming lighting control, water-efficient low-flow and no-flow plumbing fixtures. A 200,000-gallon subterranean storm water cistern system and use of detained storm water for landscape irrigation will regulate water consumption.

An aggressive construction waste management program and construction indoor air quality program have also been implemented by Morley Construction, the design-build contractor, for the project. Completion is set for late this year.