UMKC Libraries Sustainability Efforts

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Highlights of UMKC Libraries' sustainability efforts prepared and presented by Bonnie Postlethwaite, for the UMKC Sustainability Team.

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UMKC Libraries Sustainability Efforts

  1. 1. UMKC Sustainability Team<br />July 20, 2011<br />Bonnie PostlethwaiteAssociate Dean of Libraries<br />Discovery. Knowledge. Empowerment.<br />
  2. 2. UMKC Libraries Robot Addition<br />
  3. 3. Building Addition<br /><ul><li> minimizes site disturbance & preserves green space
  4. 4. reduces square footage required by traditional book stacks
  5. 5. 1/7 the space
  6. 6. reduced cost and materials for traditional construction
  7. 7. provide a high performance building envelope and mechanical system
  8. 8. exterior of durable, low maintenance materials
  9. 9. Kansas limestone quarried less than 100 miles away reducing carbon footprint in transport
  10. 10. metal screens high in recycled content and manufactured locally reducing transportation carbon footprint
  11. 11. Construction Waste Management & Recycling program diverted between </li></ul>50% and 75% of waste from landfills<br />
  12. 12. UMKC Libraries Green Roof<br />
  13. 13. Green Roof:<br /><ul><li> Supplements vegetation on campus
  14. 14. improving air quality
  15. 15. reduces urban heat island effect
  16. 16. Uses 28 varieties of sedum which is drought resistant and will provide color most of the year.
  17. 17. Reduces energy costs with natural insulation
  18. 18. Absorbs storm water and reduces the need for complex drainage systems
  19. 19. Provides a lovely view instead of looking out on a black surface.</li></li></ul><li>UMKC Libraries <br />Automated Storage and <br />Retrieval System“RooBot”<br />
  20. 20. RooBot:<br /><ul><li> Controlled temperature and humidity settings for optimal collection conditions
  21. 21. 1/7 the space traditional stacks take
  22. 22. Lighting is limited to work spaces
  23. 23. Daylight in all work spaces
  24. 24. Traditional shelving is being </li></ul>re-used by other libraries <br />or has been recycled.<br />
  25. 25. Old Shelving:<br />Other libraries<br />Steel <br />Recycling<br />
  26. 26. Renovation<br /><ul><li> Collaborative and quiet learning spaces
  27. 27. Flexible and multi-functional spaces and furniture
  28. 28. Variety of furniture to test user preferences for future renovations
  29. 29. Reuse of former Information Commons furniture
  30. 30. Furniture made from rapidly renewable resources, recycled content, and regionally harvested materials
  31. 31. Encourage recycling of paper and bottles
  32. 32. Water cooler with bottle refill feature
  33. 33. Any new plumbing fixtures are low‐flow to reduce water consumption
  34. 34. Efficient lighting systems with energy efficient bulbs
  35. 35. Maximize natural daylight with glass wall partitions</li></li></ul><li>2nd Floor– IS Computer Lab<br />
  36. 36. 2nd Floor Study Area<br />
  37. 37. Dean’s Gallery<br />
  38. 38. Collaborative Learning Spaces<br />
  39. 39. Collaborative Learning Spaces<br />
  40. 40. Collaborative Learning Spaces<br />
  41. 41. Collaborative Learning Spaces<br />
  42. 42. Collaborative Learning Spaces<br />
  43. 43. Flexible Furniture<br />
  44. 44. Flexible Furniture<br />
  45. 45. The iXTheater<br />
  46. 46. The iXTheater<br />
  47. 47. Robot Café<br />
  48. 48. Water cooler with <br />bottle fill feature and count<br />
  49. 49. What’s Next?<br /><ul><li> Classroom Addition
  50. 50. Parking lot changes
  51. 51. Renovation of the other library floors</li></li></ul><li>Library Sustainability Web Site:http://library.umkc.edu/newmnl/sustainability<br />Discovery. Knowledge. Empowerment.<br />

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