Room for recycling
An easily accessible area is dedicated for recycling.
This library is conveniently located near public 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.
Let the sun shine in
Windows provide natural light and reduce the use of electricity.
We're in control
The lighting, temperature and ventilation systems can all be controlled within the branch.
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.
Clean and green
We use environmentally sound products and practices for cleaning this Library.
We use regionally sourced and rapidly renewable materials, such as Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood.
Zero chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-based refrigerants are used in the building's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems.