White Tank Branch Library & Nature Center
The White Tank Branch Library & Nature Center has officially achieved LEED® Platinum certification. It is the first designed LEED Platinum certified public library in Arizona, and one of only three in the United States. It also has the distinction of being the only LEED Platinum certified public library built in a challenging environment.
With a magnificent backdrop of 4,000-foot peaks, the 29,000 SF White Tank Branch Library & Nature Center is a desert oasis nestled in a rugged landscape notorious for its severe summer heat and torrential rainstorms. Yet this public library is found just a few miles from the suburbs of Phoenix, at the entrance to the largest regional park in Maricopa County. It’s an environmental statement, complete with Nature Center and amphitheater.
Awards & Recognition:
- Library Journal’s New Landmark Libraries, Honorable Mention, 2011
- AZRE RED Award, Most Sustainable Project, 2011