Appoquinimink Community Library
Completed in November 2021 with a grand opening in 2022, the site for the new one-story Appoquinimink Library was completed with a focus on green energy. At about 27,000 square feet, the new public library and digital center will be more than twice the size of the past Appoquinimink Library that has been located nearby, in town, since 1901. The advantage of the new location site is that it offers multiple means of transportation and circulation connecting the town, schools, parks, and residences. Some of the great new sustainable features this building has is Solar panels on the roof and on-site lighting, high efficiency LED lighting, car charging stations, NCC’s most sustainable and green building with a LEED-Silver certification, and highly efficient HVAC system.
The Selux Avanza Solar exterior luminaire was selected for it’s excellent illumination performance and sustainable design. Selux Avanza Solar lighting was designed to offer one of the most impressive and well-designed systems available. Selux Avanza creates functional lighting distributions that exceed industry standards, allow for maximum pole spacing, and consume minimal energy — reducing carbon emissions. Highly efficient with low glare at critical viewing angles is achieved through direct and reflected light. Single and double heads were used throughout this project to light roadway and pathway. The Selux Inula Column is also located around the exterior of the building. These columns are sophisticated and environmentally friendly pathway and area luminaires with no up light. The proprietary optic provides clean lighting patterns with no striations. A recessed LED light engine, convex cone shaped light chamber, and matte Black finish provides a BUG up light rating of U0.
client New Castle County
architect Tetra Tech, Perkins & Will and Katheryn Taylor Design
photographer James Brigagliano, Hyexposure Photography