A Virtual Tour of Green Libraries
Exploring Green ArchitectureThe DC Public Library has undergone a transformation, renovating and building 14 libraries in four years.
Most D.C. residents notice the striking architecture of our new buildings and the restored historical charm of our renovated locations. But few realize that all these building features design elements that support our environment and fight against climate change.
Join us on a virtual tour of some of our green libraries -- or use this as a guide to do your own citywide tour -- and discover the green secrets that each location holds!
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William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library
|Designed by architecture team Adjaye Associates and Wiencek Associates, this library opened June 13, 2012. This earth-healthy building has:|
Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library
|The new library, also designed by Adjaye Associates and Wiencek Associates, opened on June 19, 2012. The building creates a stunning view, but it helps the environment too:||(Photo by Eric Taylor)|
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
|Designed by the Freelon Group, the Library re-opened on April 26, 2010. It has environmentally friendly features that include:||(Photo by Mark Herboth)|
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library
|The two-story, 22,000-square-foot building opened April 5, 2010. Designed by the firm of Davis Brody Bond Aedas, the Benning Library has:||(Photo by Davis Brody Bond)|
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library
|Designed by the architecture firm of Davis Brody Bond Aedas, the Shaw Library opened on Aug. 2, 2010. Its environmentally friendly features include:||(Photo by Paul Rivera)|
Petworth Neighborhood Library
|The building, originally completed in January 1939, was closed for renovations in late 2009 and reopened on Feb. 28, 2011. The historic location is more than 70 years young, thanks to some earth-wise improvements:||(Photo by Gordon Beall)|
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library
|The renovated and expanded Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library opened on Sept. 12, 2012. This historic building is earth-friendly from top to bottom:|
Tenley/Friendship Neighborhood Library
|The new library building, designed by The Freelon Group, opened in January of 2011. Its green features include:||(Photo by Mark Herboth)|
Georgetown Neighborhood Library
|Severely damaged by a fire on April 30, 2007, the neighborhood library underwent a complete renovation, thanks to Martinez & Johnson Architects and Hoshide Williams. Georgetown proves that a building doesn't need to be brand-new to be green:|