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Sustainability Is Incorporated Into Alderman Library at UVA

By District Energy posted 06-27-2023 17:23




The renovated Alderman Library at the University of Virginia will be a showplace designed for sustainability.

“It is important to educate occupants about best practices,” Meyer said. “The library staff plans to use signs with QR codes to teach people about what is going on behind the walls and in the pipes, about sustainability and about how occupants can help optimize the building’s performance. Education is such an important part of successful sustainability program that LEED will even give us a point for these signs as occupant engagement is often the forgotten effort at the end of the project.”

The library will receive heating and cooling water from UVA’s centralized district energy system and contain low-flow fixtures to reduce hot water consumption by more than 40%.

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