Type of Construction

Libraries are prominent civic buildings and their design is a statement of civic value. Libraries are designed from the inside out to insure that the interior meets the service needs of the community. When an existing building can meet service needs, and when the cost is not higher, the library will reuse existing buildings. Such action will represent a public commitment to sustainability and help educate the public, thus providing a nexus for social equity, economic development and environmental sensitivity.

All buildings will be designed to be energy efficient and thus provide savings in monthly operating costs and provide long-term energy and cost savings.

Design will incorporate sensitivity to indoor environmental and air quality issues.

The Library has a mix of leased and owned facilities. The table on the next page outlines the recommended action for these changes. These recommendations could change as land acquisition options are explored.

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