Green Libraries

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November 5, 2010 presentation with Christa Robinson and Joel Wiese about green and sustainable library strategies.

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  • Marketing: Library programming, highlighting special green section, Hastings Public Library is a good example of this: they do a lot of special programs about green Gives community a chance to see green in action – building itself becomes a reference resource and model Cultural Center – community as a green community
  • Ann Arbor District Library has many green features in their branches – you can view them online solar heating, natural day lighting, a vegetated green roof, convection cooling, naturally captured and filtered storm water, native plants and grasses, and many uses of materials that are renewable resources 14,000 Square Feet
  • 2008 – Gold LEED certified building the building’s image, which references downtown Hastings’ 1900’s-era façade character; sun screens for daylight control, 4-element high efficiency window system, light shelves to bounce daylight deep into the interior, high-performance roof and wall systems, low velocity floor discharge HVAC system, high efficiency lighting and plumbing fixtures, a recycle center for library refuse, a rain garden for filtering site contaminants, and a 1,600 square-foot roof garden.  Recycled, refurbished, and sustainable materials are used throughout the library, including carpeting, chairs, desks, and wall coverings, which contributed to the USGBC’s award of LEED Gold certification to the new building.  Also Delta Township is a silver certified building made of mostly recycled materials, using energy efficient lights and windows and more.
  • Wanted to keep idea of old building and had to work within similar/same footprint Reduced some parking Two buildings joined
  • Pic: Library in 1926 During Renovation 17 million dollar budget – completed Fall 2003 Even lifted and preserved a holly tree that was an icon on campus Most plaster work on interior was preserved and repaired in some cases Atlanta, GA
  • Sold out in a matter of months Bags had graphic focused design – says CPL in corner
  • A.R. Kropp: Shelving, Veneering service Palmieri – furniture and veneering service
  • The more centrally located your library is, the better No parking? No problem! Just kidding – but fewer parking spots can be a positive when seeking LEED certification Near a bus line or other form of transportation – Point! Putting up a sign that says “carpool, vanpool parking” Do you practice good management of resources Xeriscaping Solar panels! Water systems! HVAC! FIND LEED accredited professional
  • Plenum Space - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HVAC#Plenum_space
  • Green Libraries

    1. 1. Going Green Strategies for Sustainable Libraries
    2. 2. Who We Are <ul><li>Christine Ayar, MLIS </li></ul><ul><li>Christa Robinson, AKBD </li></ul><ul><li>Joel Wiese </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Christine Ayar, MLIS </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinator of Customer Experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evanced Solutions </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What we’re talking about… <ul><li>What is “green?” What is sustainability? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Green Libraries? </li></ul><ul><li>Green Libraries and Green Library Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>An In-Depth Library Case Study </li></ul><ul><li>LEED Certification: A very brief overview </li></ul><ul><li>Green Resources and Incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Ten Tips To Go Green Sooner </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography and More </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why Green Libraries
    6. 6. A Greener Mitten… <ul><li>2005 American Institute of Architects Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>(AIA Michigan) Award for Sustainable Design </li></ul>Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek
    7. 7. One Library At A Time… Hastings Public Library Hastings, MI Generated 7.8 MWH in almost a year or about 5% of our energy use.
    8. 8. A Classic Aesthetic Westhampton Free Library Westhampton Beach, NY
    9. 9. A Green Building A LEED Gold Certified Building
    10. 10. Academic Libraries In The Mix <ul><li>Candler Library – In Progress Emory University </li></ul>Over 40% of building supplies came From within a 500 mile radius of campus
    11. 11. Small Steps Towards Green Things Canton Public Library Canton, MI
    12. 12. A Library Case Study
    13. 13. Green Ideas <ul><li>Recycled Library Furniture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A.R. Kropp Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.arkshelving.com/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Palmieri Furniture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.palmierifurniture.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green Cleaning Products </li></ul>
    14. 14. L eadership in E nergy and E nvironmental D esign <ul><li>Developed by U.S. Green Building Council - 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Four levels of certification based on a points/credits: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum </li></ul><ul><li>Stakes are different if you are building a new building or an existing building that needs modification </li></ul>
    15. 15. Green Resources and Incentives
    16. 16. Top Ten Ways To Go Green Now <ul><li>Go green by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using green cleaning products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trying to go paperless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing lightbulbs when possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing light and heat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using recycled paper products </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Top Ten Ways to Go Green Now <ul><ul><li>Xeriscaping and using native plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Properly ventilating technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Considering the switch to cloth bags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you don’t already, sell your magazines or use them for green programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start green programs! </li></ul></ul>
    18. 19. Find More Recommendations <ul><li>http://mylibraryideas.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>We printed the website on seeded, recyclable paper! </li></ul>

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