Following over three months of construction, the library’s new HVAC system started to come online this week. New geothermal wells and heat pumps began pushing cool air through the system just at the peak of the mini-heat wave on Tuesday afternoon. Most public areas of the library are now air conditioned and work on the project is winding down, so the library’s open hours will be expanding soon.
Over the next weeks, contractors will work on balancing and testing the system, finish installing new thermostats and computerized controls, and address punch list items from the original scope of work as well as additional issues identified during installation.
Outside of the building, the wells and trenches have all been backfilled and topsoil is being spread in anticipation of reseeding the lawn. The construction fencing will come down soon and work will begin on restoring the courtyard and lawn to a condition that will allow them to be enjoyed by the community.
Thanks to all library users and staff who have been patient with the disruptions this project has caused to library hours and services!