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Berkeley Library featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

January 7, 2014

Berkeley library branch a 'zero net energy' building By: David R. Baker San Francisco Chronicle Monday, December 30, 2013 Article Link: http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Berkeley-library-branch-a-zero-net-energy-5100368.php Bright light floods the main room of Berkeley's newest library branch. Cool, comfortable air surrounds the stacks. But listen carefully, and you won't... more

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Small but mighty: Berkeley public library’s net-zero gem

March 27, 2013

Small but mighty: Berkeley public library’s net-zero gem The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zero—and possibly net-positive—energy performance with the help of clever passive design techniques. By: David Barista, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2013 View full article and pictures:... more

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Construction begins on West Berkeley Library Branch

June 9, 2012

Construction begins on West Berkeley Library Branch By: Levon Minassian The Daily Californian Saturday, June 9, 2012 View full article: http://www.dailycal.org/2012/06/09/construction-begins-on-west-berkeley-library-branch/ The West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library was closed May 7 in preparation for construction, nearly four years after a city measure was first approved... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, Net Zero, Planning, Architecture,

Open for business: Gilroy marvels at brand-new library

April 30, 2012

GILROY DISPATCH Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:47 pm | Updated: 5:40 pm, Sat Apr 28, 2012 Carly Gelsinger Staff Writer http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/community/open-for-business-gilroy-marvels-at-brand-new-library/article_f7c770fa-916a-11e1-adb0-0019bb30f31a.html Library stages grand opening Hundreds of people passed through the new library during its grand opening on... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold, Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture,

Shhh it’s the library: How teens can be teens in the new building

April 30, 2012

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on April 24, 2012 by Carly Gelsinger Staff Writer For full story and images: http://www.gilroydispatch.com/gilroy_guide/our_new_library/shhh-it-s-the-library-how-teens-can-be-teens/article_53a120dc-8e33-11e1-bdbc-0019bb30f31a.html Study rooms encourage conversation After years of hearing “shhh!” at the Gilroy Library, teens can now be teens. In the old... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold, Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture,

Healing place for the soul

April 30, 2012

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:43 am by Blair Tellers Staff Writer For full story and images: http://www.gilroydispatch.com/gilroy_guide/our_new_library/healing-place-for-the-soul/article_0c16433a-8e35-11e1-986d-0019bb30f31a.html From its ambiance to natural lighting to its new-book smell – the building is a beauty   If libraries are in fact, “a healing... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold, Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture,

Green, and the envy of all other libraries

April 25, 2012

Gilroy Dispatch Posted on April 24, 2012 by Blair Tellers Staff Writer See the full article and images at : http://www.gilroydispatch.com/gilroy_guide/our_new_library/green-and-the-envy-of-all-other-libraries/article_db395f88-8e32-11e1-b7fa-0019bb30f31a.html   Solar panels, energy-saving lights, weather controlled thermostat make library most eco-friendly building in... more

TAGS: Learn, libraries, General/Other/Miscellaneous, LEED Projects, LEED Gold, Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture,