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March 7, 2019 - The Half Moon Bay Library won the Green Building Award from Sustainable San Mateo County, for it's sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and very low energy use design. A special video acceptance of the award, is online now.
Half Moon Bay Library Wins Green Building Award
See the award acceptance video describing the Library's award-winning sustainable design here!
Half Moon Bay and its partners San Mateo County, and County Libraries, are proud to announce that the new super energy- efficient Library has been recognized with the Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) Green Building Award! The annual SSMC awards are designed to raise awareness of sustainability in the community and inspire others to take action. The Green Building Award is sponsored by SSMC and the American Institute of Architects of San Mateo County. It recognizes the energy efficiency and many sustainable "green" elements of Half Moon Bay Library, which opened in August, 2018.
The award was presented to the winning partnership - Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, and San Mateo County Libraries - on April 4 at an awards dinner.
The two-story building was designed by Noll & Tam Architects of Berkeley. It features natural light and ventilation, lights and shades that are automatically controlled by sensors, radiant heating and cooling, flexible community spaces, a stormwater management system with bioswales, drought-tolerant landscaping and electric vehicle charging stations. All power needs of the building are planned to be provided by solar panels. The building is LEED Gold certified, and expected to achieve LEED Platinum status as a zero net energy building.
Visit the award-winning Half Moon Bay Library at 620 Correas street, and go online to learn about all the wonderful programs, activities, and services offered there.