Project Profile

Central Library - Birmingham, AL


Project Description

The Birmingham Public Library was established in 1886 as an adjunct of Birmingham's public schools. Its impressive neo-classical building of Indiana limestone was completed in 1927 and served as the central facility of the Birmingham Public Library for 57 years. It was renovated in 1985 and renamed the Linn-Henley Research Library. This facility houses the library's special collections, and government publications. An additional structure containing 133,000 square feet (12,400 m2) of floor space was completed in 1984 and connected to the original building via a crosswalk. This building houses most of the Central Library's circulating and general reference collections, plus the technical services for the library system.

Energy Management Consulting was the CxA on the energy services contract between Trane and the Ciy of Birmingham to upgrade the aging HVAC systems. Services conducted by EMCx were:

  • Energy Baseline Prior Design and Construction
  • Consulting During Design and Construction
  • Installation Review During Construction
  • Pre-Functional Checklist Development and Delivery
  • Functional Performance Testing

Project Details

  • Client: City of Birmingham - Viktor Morris
  • Users: Birmingham Police Department
  • Cx Contractor: Smart Building Systems - Christopher Richard
  • Cx Sub-Contractor: Energy Management Consulting - Nigel Gray
  • General Contractor: Trane Inc. - Dan Shabo
  • Date Completed: August 2018