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Green buildings are better buildings. In fact, buildings use 36% of the energy in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, so green buildings that use less energy help to address the very real challenges of reliance on fossil fuel and climate change.
The green library planner : what every librarian needs to know before starting to build or renovate / Mary M. Carr. / Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013. -- The Green Library Planner is designed for members of library building design teams who typically are not actively engaged in architecture, construction, or engineering, but who need an introduction to the rationale for green buildings, the elements of green building, and the language of the field.
Professional Media Reviews | January 2014 "Carr (executive director, library services, Comm. Coll. of Spokane) deftly guides librarians, building managers, renovators and everyone else involved in library renovation or construction on all matters green. ...Although pricey, this is an essential addition to the shelves of library administrators and facility managers in libraries of all sizes, as well as for relevant graduate school courses."