Bernards was Construction Manager for the new LEED® Silver library for the City of Monrovia.
The project included the demolition and abatement of the original 1957 library structure and the construction of a new 28,500 SF library.
The building interior features sustainable cork flooring, carpets that contain up to 49% pre-consumer recycled content, low or no-VOC paint and sealants, furniture with recycled content, and energy efficient lighting.
Additionally, the steel used in construction contains at least 25% recycled materials, the HVAC system is high-efficiency and the building features a cool roof to reflect the sun’s energy away from the building.
The grounds surrounding the library include sustainable features, such as landscaping designed for water conservation.
The Library and Library Park are Monrovia’s first U.S. Green Building Council LEED® certified facilities.
THE LIBRARY EXCEEDED ITS CLIENT AND VISITOR PROJECTIONS BY 50%.
AND SERVES OVER 250% OF THE CLIENT AND VISITOR COUNT OF THE “OLD” LIBRARY.