How Green is My Library?

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 176 pages
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While there is a broad spectrum of ecological sophistication within libraries nationwide and some regions are at the forefront of sustainable of sustainable design and operations, others are just beginning or have yet to integrate materials recycling into their daily practice. A few jurisdictions are mandating LEED certified buildings and carbon-neutral practices, while others do not yet have these concepts on their radars.


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1 What is Green?
2 Why Be Green?
3 How Green Are We?
4 How Green Do We Want To Be?
5 Greening My Library
6 How Do We Get There?

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About the author (2010)

SAM MCBANE MULFORD is the Principal Strategist and founder of Ideation*Collaborative (IC). She has 17 years experience in strategic and master planning and programming and design of both large and small-scale public and private projects with 10 years working with Anderson Brule Architects, Inc. Her education is from the College of Environmental Design at Texas A&M, the San Francisco Institute of Architecture and the Advanced Management Institute of Architects and Engineers.

NED A. HIMMEL is Assistant Library Director, San Jose Public Library April 2001-present where he directs the operations for the Main Library and its current 17 branches. Library Director, Jane Light, has suggested that he is a better author than she to write this book. His previous position was a Chief of the Main Library in San Jose. His BA is from UCLA and his MLS is from Berkeley. He is participating in the major bond-funding building project with the re-building of 14 branches and the addition of 6 new branches. San Jose opened the first LEED-certified library in the United States.

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