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Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World

Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services

Ed. by Hauke, Petra / Charney, Madeleine / Sahavirta, Harri

Series:IFLA Publications 177

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October 2018
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2018
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978-3-11-060887-8
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18. Going Green to Embrace Aesthetic Reflections and Sustainable Library Buildings

A Case Study of USIU-A Library as a Benchmark of Kenyan Libraries

Mwanzu, Arnold

Abstract

This paper examines the strides taken by academic libraries in Kenya to match the standards of modern library buildings, including going green whilst highlighting the ensuing impact on user satisfaction. It provides a comparison between modern Kenyan libraries and other modern libraries in the world considered exemplary in progressive development of library design and sustainable library buildings. This paper will answer the following questions: how far have Kenyan libraries come in embracing environmentally friendly buildings? What is the impact of artistic modern library design and going green on user satisfaction? What are the effects of natural environments on libraries? In addressing these and related questions, the design of new libraries in Kenya over the past eight years can be traced.

Citation Information

Arnold Mwanzu (2018). 18. Going Green to Embrace Aesthetic Reflections and Sustainable Library Buildings: A Case Study of USIU-A Library as a Benchmark of Kenyan Libraries. In Petra Hauke, Madeleine Charney, Harri Sahavirta (Eds.), Going Green: Implementing Sustainable Strategies in Libraries Around the World: Buildings, Management, Programmes and Services (pp. 210–226). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110608878-020

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110608878

Online ISBN: 9783110608878

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