Thursday, January 17, 2008

Library Buildings 2007: Going, Going Green

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public LibraryThis is the title of the annual summary of data on new library buildings in the USA. Library Journal reports that the buildings “are truly allowing us to catch sight of the future.” Trends noted in the 168 public library building projects include amazing teen spaces and ‘green’ spaces. They feature daylighting (controlled admission on natural light through windows to reduce electric lighting), air quality upgrades, renewable resources, water reuse principles, low-voltage lighting, energy efficiency and native plants.

Karen Ganske, Director
To see more photos of this green library visit the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library website.