Public Library

Indian Trails Public Library
Wheeling, IL

$100,000 EBSCO grant for solar array installation costs; selected from 90 grant submissions from 15 countries

Project Highlights and Results

  • Elara Green Project:  Geothermal, Solar Array
  • Renovated building and added new addition to use approximately 40-50% less energy than typical library building.
  • Because outside ventilation air was only fully provided during summer months, Elara improved the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and information technology needs as part of the renovation and a new 15,200 square-foot, two-story addition.
  • Conceptualized new energy efficient mechanical systems and infrastructure (including digital controls) throughout the existing building and new addition incorporating a geothermal heating and cooling system utilizing water source heat pumps.
  • New power, lighting, emergency/egress lighting and information technology infrastructure was designed for all renovated and new spaces.

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