High environmental standards
The new library development would have high standards of environmental sustainability as a core principle.
The building will be energy efficient and climate resilient. It will have lower energy use and carbon emissions, particularly through the inclusion of an efficient air source heat pump heating system, and will exceed minimum requirements of current regulations in this regard.
On site electric vehicle charging points and secure cycle parking will promote and encourage environmentally-friendly and active travel.
Landscaping at the front of the building will be based upon both community feedback and expert ecological advice.