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Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning: Green Building Resources

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Green Building Resources

Georgia Gwinnett College Library, LEED certified 

 

Georgia Gwinnett College Library, LEED certified

 

Green Building Resources

Updated March 15, 2016

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, green building is defined as “a holistic concept that starts with the understanding that the built environment can have profound effects, both positive and negative, on the natural environment, as well as the people who inhabit buildings every day. Green building is an effort to amplify the positive and mitigate the negative of these effects throughout the entire life cycle of a building.” A building’s lifecycle includes siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.

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  • American Library Association.  Green Libraries, http://www.ala.org/tools/green-libraries . (accessed January 2, 2016)
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  • Gevorkian, Peter. Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering: The Complete Green Building Design Resource. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.
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  • Kats, Greg. Greening Our Built World: Costs, Benefits and Strategies. Washington, D.C. Island Press, 2010.
  • Kibert, Charles J. Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery. 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2012.
  • Kubba, Sam. LEED Practices, Certification and Accreditation Handbook. Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, 2010.
  • Lamis, Alexander P. Greening the Library: An Overview of Sustainable Design. In Gerard B. McCabe & James Robert Kennedy, eds. Planning the Modern Public Library Building (pp. 31-45). Westport, CN: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.
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  • Montoya, Mike. Green Building Fundamentals: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying Fundamental Sustainable Construction Practices and the LEED Green Building System. 2nd ed. New York: Prentice-Hall, 2010.
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