Let the sun shine in
Windows provide extensive natural light and reduce the use of electricity during daylight hours.
A fresh idea
Windows that open easily allow for natural ventilation, improve indoor air quality and reduce the need for artificial air conditioning.
This floor grows on trees!
Cork flooring is renewable and biodegradable. It is made of the outer bark of the cork oak and can be made from recycled wine corks.
Taming the temperature
We use roofing and exterior paving materials that reduce temperature changes in and around this building. This minimizes our impact on the microclimate and on wildlife habitat.
An SFPL-conceived Play-to-Learn panel that helps budding environmentalists learn about recyclable materials through play.
Lowering the flow
Efficient fixtures such as dual-flush toilets, ultra low-flow lavatories, and low-flow kitchen sink are reducing water usage by 40%.
No chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-based refrigerants are used in the building's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems.
High performance windows and walls save energy by maximizing the building’s heating and cooling systems.
Room for recycling
An easily accessible area is dedicated for the collection and storage recycling materials.
This library is conveniently located near public transportation.
Bicycle parking encourages library visitors to use environmentally friendly and health conscious modes of transportation.