Success for Success Library at global ‘green library’ awards

Success for Success Library at global ‘green library’ awards

A COCKBURN library claimed second place in a worldwide competition celebrating sustainable building design and programs.

Success Library, based at the City of Cockburn’s Integrated Health Centre, claimed silver in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ Green Library Awards, with judges noting it was an “excellent green building with sustainable projects”.

First place went to the Little Sun Ecological Library in Mexico, with third place going to a Columbian library.

The awards attracted 30 submissions from all over the world.

Pushing the local library up the sustainability rankings was its 99kW solar photovoltaic system, LED lighting, underground rainwater tanks, high levels of insulation, and shading.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the result reflected a huge team effort.

“I congratulate all of those involved, from those who took part in the initial design and construction phase of the environmentally friendly facility to our library staff who have embedded sustainable practices and community education into everything they do,” he said.

Library services manager Linda Seymour said staff had worked hard to increase awareness about environmental issues and engage with the community.

Linda Seymour (Manager of Library Services Cockburn) and Kim Hunter (Branch Manager). Picture: Jon Hewson d454550