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  • Sustainable Site Planning

    • The library site at Santa Monica Blvd. and Sixth Street was reused and redeveloped.
    • The Main Library is served by several Big Blue Bus lines and has bike parking. Use of alternative methods of transportation reduces pollution and land development impacts from automobile use.
    • An approved erosion control plan was implemented during construction.
    • Underground parking eliminates large, paved surfaces exposed to sunlight.
    • The building's Energy Star™ roof is treated to reflect sunlight. These design elements reduce "heat islands," which contribute to higher summer temperatures and smog. The roof also reduces heat gain in the building that improves energy efficiency.
    • Electric car charging stations are planned for the parking structure.
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