Yatesville Public Library Energy Efficiency Statement
to our state-of-the-art library serving the City of
are several features of this 2600 square foot facility that we would like
library patrons to be aware of.
library will contain ten thousand volumes on site when fully stocked and has
access to five million volumes through the State of
High-speed Internet access is offered via a T-1 line and six public
computer terminals. The library
provides a multimedia program space for community functions, as well as a formal
garden for outdoor community functions.
addition to these services, the library was designed to promote energy
conservation using passive solar technology and energy efficient design and
construction techniques. Working
together, the architect (Juliana Jaramillo), the contractor (The J. M. Clayton
Company of Thomaston), and the building committee were able to design and
construct a beautiful and economical building that will use significantly less
energy to operate than a conventional library of this size.
To achieve the goal of cost efficiency and energy savings this library
features several important design elements:
building is oriented in a southerly direction to take advantage of passive
solar heating during the winter months.
building’s roof overhang shades the windows during the summer months to
building’s window location and unobstructed interior provide good cross
ventilation and natural light when needed.
building’s insulated, scored, and stained concrete floor provides
tremendous thermal storage mass to help temper the building’s interior
thus reducing the heating and cooling demands.
building’s exterior shell is extremely tightly built, lessening outdoor
mechanical ductwork runs through interior chases, rather than the attic,
thus lowering the operating costs associated with heating and air
ceiling is insulated with R-30 fiberglass batts.
The wall insulation is R-13 fiberglass.
The windows are double insulated glass.
fans lessen the need to use air conditioning on warm days.
lighting and an abundance of natural light create a wonderful reading
beauty and comfort of this building is achieved with significantly lower energy
usage that will provide cost savings in the years to come.
We hope you enjoy this library.