New York's Newest, Greenest Library

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As resources of public knowledge, advocates of sharing and reuse, and defenders of literacy, public libraries are already pretty green. The New York Public Library, however, is taking a step further by embracing LEED standards and eco-friendly building practices.Audubon writes:

New York Public Library opened its 88th branch in Battery Park City on March 18th. Expected to achieve LEED Gold Certification, it is the first sustainable library in Manhattan. The 10,000 sq foot branch sports floor to ceiling windows and recycled materials almost everywhere, although not always obvious.