An easily accessible area is dedicated for recycling.
This library is conveniently located near public transportation.
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.
Windows provide natural light and reduce the use of electricity.
The lighting, temperature and ventilation systems can all be controlled within the branch.
Instead of using new materials, we refinished these durable shelves so that we could continue to use them.
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.