November 17, 2017

17 Best Green Practices from LJ’s New Landmark Libraries

Green means a lot to the future of library design. An important criterion for LJ‘s New Landmark Libraries project is sustainable design, and the winners are models of green choices inside and out. Some communities, like Phoenix, have their own mandatory green building requirements for public facilities while others require a specific level of LEED […]

LJ’s New Landmark Libraries | The New Icons

As prototypes or think tanks, these 20 exciting libraries will inspire the next generation of library buildings The New Icons The Ten New Landmark Libraries Popular Creek Public Library Palo Verde Library/ Maryvale Community Center Cesar Chavez Branch Library Hamilton Mill Branch Library Durango Public Library Sammamish Library Appaloosa Branch Library Agave Library Roseville Library […]

LJ’s New Landmark Libraries

The quest to identify the the most inspiring and innovative public libraries names ten winning public libraries and ten honorable mentions The New Icons The Ten New Landmark Libraries Popular Creek Public Library Palo Verde Library/ Maryvale Community Center Cesar Chavez Branch Library Hamilton Mill Branch Library Durango Public Library Sammamish Library Appaloosa Branch Library […]

Our Zero-Carbon Campaign | BackTalk

We have a responsibility to make carbon reduction part of our mutual mission I WAS AT New Zealand’s ­annual library conference, ­LIANZA, held in late 2010 in Dunedin, and had an epiphany. After delivering my talk, “Working (Not Washing) Green into Your Library’s Mission,” which I sincerely thought was “on the edge” (the conference theme), […]

Let “Green” Creep

Ten steps to sustainable library operations You’ve heard the buzz about building green libraries, but what about green library operations? You know, the things we do every day to give our customers a great library experience, like cleaning the floors, registering new cardholders, and leading a story time. In each area, we can do a […]

Public Input Yields Greener Library Design

see also The New Green Standard When Fayetteville Public Library’s (FPL) $23.3 million Blair Library opens in fall 2004 it will be the first building project in Arkansas to be registered with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) program. The commitment to build a green library came from an […]