Designed by MacLennan Jaunkains Miller Architects
The new Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student Hub at Centennial College consists of a new library, student services, and main entrance of the Ashtonbee Campus. The facility includes an addition of a second floor above the existing gymnasium and additional renovations/upgrades to the existing building areas.
To meet the energy performance targets, the existing central plant was upgraded with a new high-efficiency condensing boiler. New distribution pumps and air handling units were fitted with variable frequency drives for improved control, and part load efficiencies. Air side heat recovery has also been provided to capture waste heat from exhaust air at each air handling unit. The library also features an extensive radiant floor heating system to improve occupant comfort.
The existing incoming electrical service to the Ashtonbee building was utilized to accommodate the entire two-storey library and fitness area added on top of a newly renovated gymnasium. High efficiency with low mercury T5 fluorescent's continuously suspended throughout all areas with low voltage switching, occupancy sensor, and daylight harvesting controls provided a unique lighting strategy to comply with ASHRAE 90.1 lighting power densities and space control requirements. The existing fire alarm system was upgraded with a new fire fighter's entrance into the two-storey library.
2015 The Society for College and University Planning and The American Institute of Architects' Committee on Architecture for Education - Honor Award - Excellence in Architecture for a New Building