Let the sun shine in
Windows provide natural light and reduce the use of electricity.
Bicycle parking encourages library visitors to use environmentally friendly and health conscious modes of transportation.
Taming the temperature
We use roofing and exterior paving materials that reduce the heat island effect (thermal gradient differences between developed and natural areas). This minimizes our impact on the microclimate and on wildlife habitat.
By directing the exterior lighting we reduce light pollution to the surrounding environment.
When you plug in at this library you’re using energy collected by solar panels on the roof. More than 25% of this building's power is generated from the photovoltaic system.
A bright idea
High performance lighting fixtures use less electricity and need to be replaced less frequently.
We're in control
The lighting, temperature and ventillation systems can all be controlled within the branch.
The paints, adhesives and sealants in this building contain only low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC), reducing odorous or harmful indoor air contaminants.
Clean and green
We use environmentally sound products and practices for cleaning this Library.
These beautiful wooden shelves are original to this building
Instead of using new materials, we refinished these durable shelves so that we could continue to use them.
Lowering the flow
Efficient fixtures such as low-flow faucets reduce water usage by 35%.
We use regionally sourced and rapidly renewable materials, such as Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood.