Go Green!

If you’re visiting this page, you probably saw Christine Ayar, Christa Robinson, and Joel Wiese present on Going Green: Strategies for Sustainable Libraries at the Michigan Library Association on November 5, 2009.  As promised, here is additional information about green libraries and sustainable design.

Original Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/cayar/green-libraries

Libraries
Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI: http://www.aadl.org/buildings
Delta Township District Library, Lansing/Delta Twp., MI: http://www.dtdl.org/index.php/about-us/building/
Hastings Public Library, Hastings, MI: http://www.hastingspubliclibrary.org/
Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton Beach, NY: http://wham.suffolk.lib.ny.us/default.php

Blogs
Going Green At Your Library: http://greeningyourlibrary.wordpress.com/
The Green Library Blog: http://thegreenlibraryblog.blogspot.com/

Books:
Green IT: Reduce Your Information System’s Environmental Impact While Adding to the Bottom Line by Toby Velte, Anthony Velte, et al
Green Your Work: Boost Your Bottom Line While Reducing Your Carbon Footprint by Kim Carlson
Biomimicry:  Innovation Inspired by Nature, Janine Benyus
Cradle to Cradle:  Remaking the Way We make Things, William McDonough and Michael Braungart 
Ecological Design, Sim Van Der Ryn and Stuart Cowan OR TENTH ANNIVERSARY ED.
The Ecology of Commerce, Paul Hawken
Mid-Course Correction, Ray C. Anderson
Natural Capitalism, Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins
The Natural Step Story, Karl-Henrik Robert

Websites
Michigan Energy Options: http://www.urbanoptions.org/
Eco Interiors: http://www.ecointeriors.org/
Energy Star – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.energystar.gov/
Green Libraries: http://www.greenlibraries.org/

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center: http://www.istc.illinois.edu/
National Institute of Building Sciences Whole Building Design Guide: http://www.wbdg.org/index.php
National Parks Service Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design: http://www.nps.gov/dsc/d_publications/d_1_gpsd.htm
National Resources Defense Council – LEED Information and Resource Center:
http://www.nrdc.org/buildinggreen/leed.asp

Vendors:
A.R. Kropp Co. and Sons (Shelving and More): http://www.arkshelving.com/index.html
Palmieri Company (Veneering Service, Furniture and More):http://www.palmierifurniture.com/
Demco: http://www.demco.com Green Seal – Green Certified Products and Services: http://www.greenseal.org/findaproduct/index.cfm
Eco-Products: http://www.ecoproducts.com/Business/food_services/fs_food_services_index.htm
Biodegradable Products: http://www.biodegradablestore.com/
Interface Incorporated (Modular Carpet): http://www.interfaceglobal.com/

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4 responses to “Go Green!

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  3. Sam McBane Mulford

    Hi – have another book to add to your resources: How Green is My Library?

    This would be a valuable resource for your audience. I co-authored the book with Ned Himmel, recently retired as Assistant Director for the San Jose Public Library.

    Here are links to the Libraries Unlimited and ABC_CLIO sites:

    http://lu.com/showbook.cfm?isbn=9781591587804

    http://www.abc-clio.com/products/overview.aspx?productid=111407

    I have asked the publisher and the LU imprint to expand the description text, as the book ( in addition to evaluation) also offers content on developing green goals, a model process for planning green initiatives, and many potential solutions for implementation.

    Feel free to contact me for more info or content for your blog.

    thanks | sam

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