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An Infopeople Webinar

May 20th, 2009 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Presenter: Rick D'Amato Photo of Rick D'Amato

In a world of escalating energy costs and dwindling natural resources, public buildings should set a positive environmental example to the communities which they serve. As the most public of our public buildings, libraries are an effective venue in which to educate a community about smart sustainable design practices and strategies.

Green design should not be restricted by a project size or budget. Any library can and should be built and operated sustainably. Simple techniques, materials and operational strategies can limit expenses, reduce resource and energy use, provide improved indoor air quality, reduce maintenance costs and provide a safe, clean and sustainable library environment.

After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the need for green design in public buildings
  • Possess concrete strategies which can be applied to both new and existing buildings
  • Possess a basic understanding of effective design partners such as LEED
  • Understand environmental educational strategies and how they can be applied to libraries and library curriculums

Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

  • Speaker's slides
    • ppt [58.2mb - very large] - pdf (3 slides per page) [1.0mb]
  • Handouts
    • Green Strategies for New and Existing Public Libraries: doc [62kb] - pdf [145kb]

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