Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Green Library Planner

Carr, Mary M. The Green Library Planner: What Every Librarian Needs to Know Before Starting to Build or Renovate. Scarecrow Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8736-7

This book is 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. It will be equally useful for public officials, boards, or administrators who are considering a new green library building, a renovated library structure, or sustainable elements for a current library facility.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Sustainable Building
Chapter 2: The Importance of Place: From the Philosophical to the Practical
Chapter 3: Energy and Lighting
Chapter 4: Green Materials
Chapter 5: Indoor Environmental Quality
Chapter 6: Water Conservation and Quality
Chapter 7: Construction Management
Chapter 8: Building Operations and Maintenance