Designed to produce as much energy as it consumes, Texas’ first LEED certified net zero energy library sits on a 6.5-acre site at the corner of Rochelle and Esters Roads in Irving, part of the city’s master plan for four stand-alone libraries. Geothermal technology provides for the building’s heating and cooling needs, while solar power handles the building’s energy needs.
The library offers patrons an outdoor sitting area; new resources and technology, including a Microsoft Surface Table and SMART Boards; dedicated spaces for children, teens and computer users; and quiet spaces for studying or reading. As an artistic touch, detailed glass etchings throughout the library explicate the building’s theme of “Our World.”
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