One major improvement in the way we think about library building design is GREEN TECHNOLOGY. It is very important to have a building that utilize energy efficiently. We have developed a number of green library buildings including KAUST, Fuller Theological Seminary, WestHampton Free Public Library and Public Library Branches @ LVCCLD; Centennial Hills and Compass Point.
Fortunately, Library Journal has been creating venues for architects and library planners to share their GREEN research. For example, the Arlington Public Library recently came out with a request for qualifications for the development of its library and district. The library planning team took advantage of the economy and have library architectural firms present their credentials. The result is a good link for librarians who wish their next building project will have a GREEN LIBRARY DESIGN.