Morley Public Library 
Painesville, Ohio

The Morley Library opened a new 4-story, 60,000 square foot facility, replacing a small, outdated facility. Tec Inc. completed the Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Technology and Lighting Design for this project.

Featured within the building program is an energy efficient, lighting design utilizing a variety of standard fixtures that enhance the architectural features and provide excellent visual comfort. Lighting was designed with visual tasks and building finishes in mind. Stacks are illuminated uniformly on the horizontal and vertical planes using a design standard developed by Tec. The lighting controls for this facility are completely automated.

Also included is a state-of-the-art technology system featuring a fiber-optic backbone connecting each floor and utilizing the latest cabling and networking standards, compartmentalized per floor, throughout the building. Significant wireless technology capability has been provided in the building.

The mechanical system design is environmentally friendly. The chilled water system utilizes a lower chilled water temperature and greater temperature drop in the system to reduce the air handlers, pumps, piping and ductwork sizes, while maintaining comfort. This approach translates into reduced operating and maintenance costs, as well as a significant savings in initial construction cost. This is one of the first systems of its kind designed for a public library application.

The design of Morley Library makes it the centerpiece of downtown Painesville. The architecture and walkway lighting blend with the character of the other government buildings in the Central District.