White Tank Branch Library and Nature Center / WaddellAZ
How do you create a sustainable facility that operates nearly net zero all year round?
The White Tank Branch Library and Nature Center, which has a collection capacity of 35,000 items and more than 40 public computers, includes areas for adults, children and teens, including private study rooms, a cafe and exterior patio, plus a Park Nature Center. A LEED certified platinum facility, the library produces some of its electricity on-site due to implementation of a photo-voltaic system that converts solar radiation into direct current electricity.

Facts And Figures

Maricopa County Library District

Completed September 2010

$8,005,000

29,000 square feet

LEED Platinum certified

Delivery Methods

Design-Build

The Team

Awards

Excellence in Achievement Award - Tilt-Up Concrete Association, 2012

Most Sustainable Project - RED Award - Arizona Real Estate Development (AZRE), 2011

Achievement Award - National Association of Counties (NACo), 2011

Project Achievement Award - New Construction, Less than $10M - Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), 2011

Environmental Excellence Award, Award of Merit - Valley Forward Association, Arizona Contractor's Landscape Association, 2011

Honorable Mention - New Landmark Library - Library Journal, 2011