LEED Certified Libraries: Platinum and Gold Projects

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Highlights a few LEED certified libraries at platinum and gold levels. Presented for the Eco-Charette of the Manoa Public Library

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LEED Certified Libraries: Platinum and Gold Projects

  1. 1. LEED Certified Libraries: Platinum & Gold Projects Margot Hanson Manoa Public Library Eco-Charrette 1 March, 2007
  2. 2. LEED Library Projects <ul><li>Platinum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake View Terrace, Los Angeles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gold: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun Valley, Los Angeles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Sarasota, Florida </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hillsdale, Portland </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Lake View Terrace Branch, Los Angeles Public Library LEED Platinum Certified Photo credit: RMA Photography, Inc. Light shelves, overhangs, and louvers mediate daylight in the library reading room. Text: American Institute of Architects
  4. 4. Lake View Terrace Entrance Photo credit: RMA Photography, Inc. <ul><li>Community room facilities at the left. </li></ul><ul><li>Passive cooling tower and environmental awareness center at the entry plaza. </li></ul><ul><li>The trellis glazed with photovoltaic panels fronts the reading room wing. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lake View Terrace & Bike Racks Photo credit: RMA Photography, Inc. Bicycle parking at the end of the entry plaza will be shaded by native Western Sycamore trees.
  6. 6. Lake View Terrace Interior Photo credit: RMA Photography, Inc. <ul><li>Bamboo flooring marks the entry to the main reading room at the circulation desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Fins, overhangs, and the entry trellis protect the west windows set low in the block walls. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lake View Terrace Stacks Photo credit: RMA Photography, Inc. <ul><li>Library reading room seating areas are located by windows. </li></ul><ul><li>Light shelves at the south windows (at right) bounce light into the ceiling vault. </li></ul><ul><li>Panels set between FSC-certified glu-lam beams temper acoustics in the room. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lake View Terrace Children's Area Photo credit: RMA Photography, Inc. A lowered ceiling, a small-scaled arc of bench, and a bookshelf make the children’s story amphitheatre.
  9. 14. Sun Valley Branch, Los Angeles Public Library LEED Gold Certified Photo from US Green Building Council-LA
  10. 20. North Sarasota Public Library, Florida LEED Gold Certified Photo from Sarasota County Library
  11. 21. North Sarasota Library Kids’ Zone Photo from R. George & Associates, Inc.
  12. 22. North Sarasota Reading Room Photo from R. George & Associates, Inc.
  13. 28. Hillsdale Library, Multnomah County, Portland, OR LEED Gold Certified Photo from Multnomah County Library
  14. 29. Hillsdale Library Skylight Photo from Multnomah County Library
  15. 35. For more information, visit: www2.hawaii.edu/~mdhanson/LEED.htm

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