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USGBC Virginia Fairfield Area Library: Better Buildings for Better Lives

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Fairfield Area Library

1401 North Laburnum Avenue

Large Meeting Room

Richmond, Virginia 23223

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Inspired by the ideals of W. E. B Dubois and Booker T. Washington and designed in collaboration with the Fairfield community, the new Fairfield Area Library is a 44,000 SF facility envisioned as a center of opportunity and hub for learning. The building is designed for LEED Silver certification.

The program will feature a presentation by the design and construction team followed by a tour of the building and the project site.

Presenters / Content

  • Barbara Weedman, Director Henrico County Public Library: How the mission and vision of HCPL guided the design of Fairfield Area Library
  • Richard Roberts, Project Manager Henrico County General Services: LEED Certification demonstrates commitment to sustainability goals and thoughtful stewardship of resources
  • Rebecca Aarons-Sydnor, Sustainable Design Consultants: Using LEED performance goals and criteria to target success
  • Quinn Evans
    • Andrea Quilici and Kelley Holmes: Design drivers and their articulation
    • Shannon Wray: Strategies and elements that promote heath, wellness and productivity
    • Syd Knight: Site planning and landscape design impacts - Heat sink, bio-retention, native plantings
  • John Carty and Jonathan Winks, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin: Storm water retention systems contribution to water quantity and quality management
  • Tappe Architects
  • Rich Hays, Dunbar Williams Pittman and Vaughan: Building structural design contributions
  • Sean Mallahan, Ascent Engineering Group: Using mechanical design and modeling to predict energy and water use reduction.
  • The Sextant Group
  • Jackson and Jacob Dyer, Gulf Seaboard: Contributions of construction credits to decreasing environmental impact (waste stream diversion) and enhancing building performance (air barrier).
  • Abhijit Narain, Setty: How commissioning ensures optimal operation and performance of building systems
  • Carrie Webster, Henrico County Energy Manager: Using performance data to confirm energy savings and impact to operating cost.
  • Fairfield family: Sharing the user experience

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how an integrated approach of the design and construction team leads to success.
  2. Highlight building features and design strategies that contribute to the improved productivity, health and wellness.
  3. Highlight building features and design strategies that contribute to efficient use of energy, water and other resources.
  4. Show how using building performance data demonstrates outcomes and validates sustainability goals.

Program: 4:30 - 6:00 PM

  • Greet and Connect: 4:30 - 4:50
  • Presentation: 4:50 – 5:30
  • Site and Building Tour: 5:30 – 6:00

This tour is free for all. It is not preapproved for GBCI or AIA credit, but can be self reported to GBCI for credit.

Many thanks to our generous event sponsors:






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1401 North Laburnum Avenue

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Richmond, Virginia 23223

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