Hastings Public Library
The new 20,000 square foot city library anchors the east end the city’s main east-west thoroughfare, on a brownfield site. The main features include the building’s image, which references downtown Hastings’ 1900’s-era façade character. Other main features include: sun screens for daylight control, 4-element high efficiency window system, light shelves to bounce daylight deep into the interior, high-performance roof and wall systems, low velocity floor discharge HVAC system, high efficiency lighting and plumbing fixtures, a recycle center for library refuse, a rain garden, and two vegetative roofs.
The Hastings Public Library demonstrates excellence in the use of sustainable practices through the vegetative roofs and rain garden, and a green cleaning program. Recycled and sustainable materials are used throughout the library, including carpeting, chairs, desks, and wall coverings. Furniture from the old library was refurbished and reused in several areas of the new library.
Mission: To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan.