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Project Details

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Date: 2014
  • Client: Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Sector: Institutional
  • Service: Mechanical, Fire Protection

Designed to resemble a stack of books, the Halifax Regional Library is an 11,000 square metre building.  The building has 5 storeys with the mechanical rooms located on the penthouse and the basement parkade.   

Atlantica provided all HVAC, plumbing and fire protection for this new build, designed to be environmentally friendly with a highly efficient heating/cooling system and low water usage.  Built to LEED Gold standard, the building had interesting mechanical features including chilled beams for cooling and heating, high efficiency gas fired boilers, and a rain water recycling system. 

photo credit: Jeremy Foster/Halifax Public Libraries