Library Design Showcase 2011: Sustainable Construction

March 17, 2011

The trend towards building greener continues unabated. Features like green roofs, solar panels, landscaping to manage stormwater, and certification under the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program are becoming almost commonplace. Another feature that’s gaining popularity: geothermal well systems that use the relatively stable temperature of the ground to heat buildings in winter and cool them in summer. Click on photos or names for more information about each library