San Francisco, CA
The beautiful historic Beaux-Arts Golden Gate Valley Library in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco is now LEED Gold certified. As part of the San Francisco Public Library’s Branch Library Improvement Program, Tom Eliot Fisch and Paulette Taggart Architects renovated the building with new high-performance windows, energy efficient lighting and mechanical equipment, low-flow plumbing fixtures and a new photovoltaic system on the roof. The renovations along with a modern addition to improve accessibility earned the project a LEED Gold award for Commercial Interiors and improved the facility for local residents' use.
Our team provided full MEP and Sustainable Design services including CFD modelling to understand daylight and natural ventilation. Idea was to keep design simple with radiant heating and ventilation only. Activate the windows to provide fresh air and utilize simple ceiling fans to move air through the building.
GOLDEN GATE VALLEY BRANCH LIBRARY
Type: Historical Retrofit Library
Size: 15,000 sf
Architect: Tom Eliot Fisch and Paulette Taggart Architects