Historic Hudson Valley Library

Libraries & Museums
Architect Peter Pennoyer Architects
Size 15,000 sq.ft.
Cost $11,000,000

Historic Hudson Valley is a museum of historic sites – buildings, landscapes, and collections. The sites possess documented historical integrity, architectural distinction, superb decorative and fine arts collections, and an exceptionally distinct landscape and setting.

This office/private museum building was designed by the architect to look like a Georgian home to suit the community aesthetics. CES designed the closed loop geothermal and solar hot water heating system to allow the owner to have no fossil fuel use. The geothermal system along with demand control ventilation, energy recovery units, DDC HVAC controls and lighting controls allowed the project to benefit from NYSERDA energy rebates.

The private library area includes dedicated HVAC and humidity control along with dry type fire protection. The IT Room was outfitted with a dedicated high efficiency cooling system and dry chemical Fire protection system. The DDC HVAC system allows the facility manager to monitor and receive alarm notifications for the geothermal well performance, library and IT Room conditions as well general space conditions.