Erving Public Library

The new Erving Public Library (in Erving, MA) replaced the old one-room library with a state-of-the-art new building, featuring a dedicated Teen Room, Children’s Room (with a Makerspace), meeting rooms and adult study areas. The new building has been designed to respect the architectural heritage of the community. This efficient, sustainable building reduced energy usage by 81% — it is all-electric, using no fossil fuels, with a large photovoltaic array (solar panels) to provide energy. The project has been LEED Certified. The toilet rooms are unisex, single-fixture facilities to allow non-gendered, providing privacy for those who may require an aid. All the spaces are accessible and designed for ease of use. Construction was completed in 2021.

Here’s an article from Metal Architecture about the energy-efficient metal roof used for this project: