BOISE, ID — Though it is still under construction, the green elements in the new Boise West Library are noticeable, according to KIVI-TV
The project, slated to be completed this summer by contractor PETRA Inc.
, hopes to pave the way for more green building projects in and around the Boise area, the story noted.
PETRA Marketing Director Mark VanGulik said: "Implementing it, has been a little difficult. They''re not used to it. It''s something new."
Sustainable elements in the new library include a rainwater collection system, polished concrete, temperature-regulating glass, recycled materials and aspects to accommodate a green lifestyle for workers, such as showers for those who bike to work, the story added.