Windows provide natural light and reduce the use of electricity.
This library is conveniently located near public transportation.
High performance window glazing saves energy by maximizing the library's heating and cooling systems.
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.
Our landscaped bioswales remove silt and pollution from stormwater runoff.
High performance lighting fixtures use less electricity and need to be replaced less frequently.
Zero chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-based refrigerants are used in the building's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems.
Windows that open allow for natural ventilation, improve indoor air quality and eliminate the need for artificial air conditioning.
We use environmentally sound products and practices for cleaning this Library.
An easily accessible area is dedicated for recycling.
Recycled materials are used throughout the building's interior.
Efficient fixtures such as low-flow faucets reduce water usage by 35%.