e-News #3: Energy-Efficient Libraries Serve as Demonstration Showcases for the Community

February 28, 2000
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The new Oak Park Library in Ventura, Calif., integrates state-of-the-art energy-conserving design into a new joint-use public and high school library. The project demonstrates how to create buildings that are comfortable, environmentally responsible, and economical to operate.

James Weiner was the lead consultant on this project. He is a Senior Design Architect and Director of Sustainable Architecture at Fields Devereaux Architects & Engineers in Los Angeles. His current projects include branch libraries for the
City of Los Angeles and for Ventura County, and master planning for university libraries for the CSU campuses at Los Angeles and Pomona.

EDR E-News recently spoke with James about the integrated systems approach he used on the project.

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