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Waterloo’s First Net-Zero Library Shines In the Globe and Mail

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The Globe and Mail featured the Kitchener Public Library Southwest Community Branch. Penny-Lynn Fielding (KPL), Sheila Boudrea (SpruceLab) and mcCallumSather’s Drew Hauser, Willems Ransom, Mary Georgious and Nick Pankratz share the details of Waterloo’s first Net-Zero library.

New library breaks ground as first net-zero facility in Waterloo Region

Libraries have long been a place of creative and professional growth, and a new branch of the Kitchener Public Library, which broke ground last October, is no exception.

While housing a recording studio, digital leaning labs for coding and technology, a commercial kitchen and an outdoor learning garden, the Southwest Community Library (the KPL’s sixth branch) will also be the first net-zero, carbon-neutral municipal facility in Waterloo Region – in keeping with the KPL’s commitment to building sustainable communities.

“As a public institution we have a responsibility to be sustainable in our designs,” says Penny-Lynn Fielding, deputy chief executive officer of the Kitchener Public Library.

Read the full article here.

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