ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION Bicycles are encouraged, public transportation is available, and preferred parking is designated for carpooling and eco-friendly vehicles.
RECYCLING Staff and patrons are encouraged to recycle white paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard, newspaper, and magazines. Full Circle Recycling provides the Library with free pickup service.
RENEWABLE ENERGY A grant from NorthWestern Energy supported the photovoltaic (PV) system, efficient lighting, heating, cooling, and humidification.
ENERGY EFFICIENT BULDING SYSTEMS Six LEED energy credits were awarded for this building, indicating 27% reduction in energy use over conventional. Waterless urinals, water-saving faucets, and irrigation systems reduce demand on the municipal water system.
CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT Over 94% of the construction debris was recycled and diverted from the landfill.
GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS Recycled, non-toxic or non-polluting materials were selected and used wherever possible during construction.
LIGHT POLLUTION REDUCTION Exterior lighting does not impact night skies and interior lighting does not trespass from the site.
Green Features Presentation