Lawrence Public Library Size Increases by 50%. Energy Costs Cut in Half.
Syska Chicago conducted an extensive energy modeling and analysis on the existing Lawrence Public Library, in the city of Lawrence, Kansas. We discovered that the building lost significant energy and lacked adequate levels of daylight due to the arrangement of exposed concrete fins that acted like a giant radiator during hot days.
We expanded the library from 40,000 to 60,000 sf, while reducing energy consumption by 50% from the original building. To learn how, click here for a profile published in Architects’ Newspaper.