Library gets LEED, even in Alaska

March 13, 2007

The basics: The $6 million, 17,000-square-foot Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska, is the first municipal building in Alaska to earn accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification program. The building features clerestory windows over the main library, and a glass-encased room that projects out of the main building, providing views of an adjacent bay, and mountain and glacier range.
The players: Architect, ECI/Hyer Architecture & Interiors, Anchorage, Alaska;
contract glazier, fabricator, Doors and Windows Unlimited, Soldotna, Alaska; general contractor, Jay-Brant General Contractors LLC, Homer; glass manufacturer; PPG Industries, Pittsburgh; curtain wall supplier, Kawneer North America, Norcross, Ga.
The glass and systems: 1-inch insulating units with Solarban 60 low-emissivity glass in a 1600 curtain wall system.


Learn more about the Homer Library in the April issue of Glass Magazine.