Windows provide natural light and reduce the use of electricity.
An easily accessible area is dedicated for recycling.
Windows that open allow for natural ventilation, improve indoor air quality and eliminate the need for artificial air conditioning.
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.
We are carefully managing pest problems to minimize health and environmental risks.
High performance lighting fixtures use less electricity and need to be replaced less frequently.
"Commissioning" is a testing process that verifies that all the building’s mechanical and electrical systems are installed, calibrated and performing efficiently.
Zero chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-based refrigerants are used in the building's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems.
You can because this wood composite is made without formaldehyde (which gives off harmful fumes that can cause breathing problems).
We use environmentally sound products and practices for cleaning this Library.
Made from natural ingredients including flax seeds, sawdust and pine resin, this linoleum comes primarily from renewable resources and is biodegradable.
Instead of using new materials, we refinished these durable shelves so that we could continue to use them.
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.