Monday, May 24, 2010

Building Science 101: A Primer for Librarians

Piotrowicz, Lynn M. and Scott Osgood. Building Science 101: A Primer for Librarians. Chicago: ALA, 2010. 022.31 Piotr ISBN 9780838910412

Take care of your library and it will take care of you! In this practical, concise volume the authors provide a tour of the library building from foundation to roof. In a time of rapidly inflating energy prices and tight public budgets, many libraries are faced with older physical facilities that are not up to modern standards of efficiency. Designed for libraries where construction of a whole new building is not feasible, this book offers step-by-step instructions for 1) improving energy use of existing structions 2) identifying ways to enhance building maintenance 3) investing resources for future savings.