Green Facilities: A closed system collects rainwater and condensate from the air-conditioning system at the Mission Branch to drip-irrigate library grounds. The landscaping features drought-tolerant plants, so no additional water is required for irrigation. The construction project replaced more than 20% of the previously asphalted area with vegetation.
Small Projects, Big Impact: Renovation of the Monroe High School Campus Library utilized inviting colors and materials. The redesigned space was organized by zones for different functions, defined by features such as dropped ceilings, soft seating, and freestanding computer pods.
Green Facilities: Daylight harvesting and chilled beam technology help reduce energy consumption at the Orange Branch. Construction materials include locally sourced blue vein stone and Forest Stewardship Council–certified Douglas fir. The building offers special parking for low-emitting fuel vehicles.