LLAMA webinar: "Making Your Library Sustainable"

Wednesday, 6/24/2020
  • 2:30 PM-4:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar develops priorities for reducing a library's carbon footprint through rational improvements, selection of appropriate materials, and consideration of renewable energy sources. Green building ratings systems will be compared, including LEED, WELL, Energy Star, and Living Building Cahllenge. Net zero concepts will be outlined.  This webinar will address the following Library Leadership Competencies: Evidence Based Decision Making; Budget Creation and Presentation; Forward Thinking; and Project Management.

Content from this webinar was originally presented as part of "Library Building Projects 101 - Planning Design and Construction," an ALA/LLAMA workshop in Columbus Ohio in October 2019.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn to prioritize decisions based on achieving sustainable outcomes;
  • Understand strengths and weaknesses of LEED and other building rating systems;
  • Learn about 'embodied energy' -- the energy necessary to create construction materials;
  • Learn to apply 'triple bottom line' concepts to project decisions;
  • View recent examples of best sustainable practices and buildings.

Who Should Attend

Leadership and staff responsible for making decisions about the performance of their facilities with respect to energy use, materials specifications, and operations, as well as those responsible for creating budgets for buildings work. This will be especially useful for libraries preparing to undertake renovations or other building projects.


Alexander Lamis, FAIA
Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
New York, New York




LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more) $239; Student: $5

How to Register

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

To register with a purchase order or by mail, contact Tijuana Spells: tspells@ala.org or Vicky Williams: vwilliams@ala.org

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements

This webinar uses GoToWebinar software which may require a small download.


Questions about this webinar: contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org.