- Type of Facility - Existing
- Function - Public Library (Government)
- Area - 8 stories, 563,000 sq.ft.
- Project Completed - 2009
Challenge: Optimize Indoor Air Quality and reduce maintenance costs. The owner wanted clean indoor air to protect the library contents in an urban environment and wanted to replace outdated electronic air cleaners and rolled media filters that were installed when the building was opened in 1982. In addition, the owners desired energy efficiency by maintaining low static pressures.
Solution: Dynamic 1 inch V-Bank Air Cleaners were installed in seventeen air handling units.
Results: The library has been pleased with the results. Overall indoor environmental quality was measured in 2011 using an Aircuity Optima building optimization system. The report indicated that the building achieved 100 out of a possible100 points in both the air cleanliness index and the building pollutants index. Scores of 50 or higher indicate building performance at or above accepted guidelines. In this case, a building performance index of 78 means that 78% of all tested buildings scored at or below this level.