The Costa Mesa Library was designed with unique architectural elements, high ceilings and large windows for increased access to daylight, making it an ideal candidate for raised access floors. By utilizing Underfloor Service and Air Distribution, the library eliminated the need for overhead ductwork, which helped highlight the architectural design, improve the indoor air quality and contribute to the library’s LEED Gold certification.
“The Costa Mesa Library utilizes a Tate raised floor system that provides several environmental benefits as well as contributes to the energy-efficient sustainable design strategy that resulted in a LEED Gold certification. This scheme enabled us to reduce the size of air handling equipment as a smaller volume of conditioned air is supplied where it is needed in contrast with a higher volume of air blown from a distant ceiling location. Reduced equipment size, reduced initial construction cost as well as on-going maintenance and energy costs.” —Steve Johnson, President of Johnson Favaro
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