October 2014 Engineering Redefined

Glendale Library

The 20,000 SF Glendale Library is the newest branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library system.  This building features a modern, flexible interior as well as a curved front facade that creates a front porch atmosphere.  Mechanical highlights include a ground source heat pump system that pumps water through 10,000 feet of buried pipe to use the earth’s constant temperature to efficiently heat and cool the building.  Inside the building, heat pumps provide individual zone control and allow different areas to share heating and cooling loads. Colvin Engineering designed the ground loop, as well as the building-side mechanical and plumbing systems

Architect:  Architectural Nexus  / General Contractor:  Wadman Corporation

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