The Brighton Branch Library, Rangeview Library District
First Carbon Positive Library in United States -- LEED Gold
The new 10,248 sq ft Brighton Branch Library is located in historic downtown and part of the new Brighton Cultural Center. The single-story, metal framed facility has separate areas for adults, teens and children. The library features shelving created by local craftsmen, three study rooms, a comfortable reading area next to a fireplace, a cyber café, a meeting room with seating for 122, and a computer lab with 18 computers. The facility has many energy saving measures including a geothermal field/heat pump system. The Library’s design accommodates numerous community functions in addition to substantial cultural and educational programs for the community.
Brighton Library achieved LEED Gold certification and is the first carbon positive library in the country.
Design by Humphries Poli Architects
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