Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Resource: Wikipedia: Green Library

Green Library
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Green libraries are a part of the larger green building movement. Also known as sustainable libraries, green libraries are being built all over the world, with many high profile projects bringing the concept into the mainstream. Along with library 2.0, green design is an emerging trend, defining the library of the 21st century. Many view the library as having a unique role in the green building movement due to its altruistic mission, public and pedagogical nature, and the fact that new libraries are usually high profile, community driven projects.


1 What makes a library green?
1.1 LEED
1.2 Special needs
2 How are libraries becoming green?
2.1 Site selection
2.2 Water conservation
2.3 Energy conservation
2.4 Building materials
2.5 Indoor air quality
3 Why are libraries becoming green?
3.1 Mission
3.2 Technology
3.3 Image
3.4 Independence
4 High-profile green libraries
4.1 Seattle Central Library
4.2 National Library, Singapore
4.3 Minneapolis Public Library
4.4 Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
4.5 Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
5 References



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