31 December 2013

Green library @Berkeley, CA

West Branch Library @Berkeley, CA (2013) photo by Richard Friedman

Berkeley has a new neighborhood library--and it's green!  So green, in fact, that it is a 'zero net energy building'--which means that it generates more electricity than it uses. This building reflects California's goals of having all new residential construction be zero net energy by 2020 and all new commercial construction by 2030.  The hope is that these buildings will help to stave off climate change.

For more information about the building, click here.
For more photographs, click here.

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