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2019 Green Building Award

Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) and the American Institute of Architects of San Mateo County Chapter (AIASMC) are awarding the 17th Annual Green Building Award to the Half Moon Bay Library.

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This award is given to a project that promotes green, sustainable design and construction. It also supports environmentally friendly design in architecture and recognizes the architects, builders and owners of these green buildings in San Mateo County.

This year’s Green Building Award recipient is the Half Moon Bay Library, which targets LEED Gold certification and zero net energy by minimizing its energy consumption and generating energy on site. Opened in August 2018, the two-story, 22,000-square-foot building was built through a partnership comprised of the City of Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County Libraries and the County of San Mateo.
The building was designed by Noll & Tam Architects of Berkeley and constructed by BHM Construction, Inc. of Napa. 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.



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Updated 11/16/2018

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