Lathrop Library, Private University

Palo Alto , CA

Project Categories

Higher education

Business Type

Business-school library

Size

180,000 square feet

Architect

Perkins + Will

Owner

Private University

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

35

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

40+

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Progress Report

Pursuing 20-35% energy efficiency
Pursuing 40%+ potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Nighttime flush cooling
  • Demand control ventilation
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Existing controls updated to a Direct Digital Control system tied into the central campus systems