Gallery: Green-Roofed Minneapolis Central Library is a Civic Lesson on ...

Minneapolis has the third largest library collection per capita in the US -- and one of the greenest libraries to tuck that collection into. The Minneapolis Central Library by Pelli Clark Pelli features a huge atrium that cleaves the building into layers of light-filled spaces to help catalyze visitors to search for the perfect book and sit down with it for a spell. A series of green roofs, advanced cooling and heating systems, and low-energy lights slash the library's energy use by nearly a third, making the building a lesson in how deep green design benefits everyone.

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  1. mi.schaeffner March 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Hi, one of this slide show photo was taken from my Panoramio photo website:

  2. Marsue June 1, 2011 at 1:05 am

    In awe of that answer! Relaly cool!

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