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Key Testimonials

“Having beautiful spaces was really important and a large part of that was having daylight available at the branch.”  — Sarah Denton, Manager for Branch and Children’s Services for City of Berkeley, Berkeley Public Library, West Branch Library.

“In all the buildings I’ve ever designed, they always have had a daylight component, because it just makes sense” — Gerard Lee, Architect with Harley Ellis Devereaux

Key Interviews

Overview

The West Branch Library is a completely new building, designed to comply with the City of Berkeley’s 2009 Climate Action Plan. According to Neal DeSnoo, with Berkeley’s Energy Program Management team, the Climate Action Plan “sets the ambitious goal of reducing local greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 and envisions a city where new and existing buildings achieve Zero Net Energy consumption through energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.”