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BPL Opens First Green Building With New Kensington Branch

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Today the Brooklyn Public Library officially opened the first green library building in the borough, the new Kensington branch. The building is the BPL's first newly-constructed library branch to open in almost 20 years, and it happens to have LEED Silver status and an award on the shelf for excellence in design of a public project from the city's Art Commission. Nice! That design includes lots of skylights, artificial lighting controlled by computer that turns on only when necessary, lumber that comes from "sustainably-managed forests," and plenty of computers and iPads. Presumably there are also actual books somewhere inside.

· Brooklyn Public Library coverage [Curbed]