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Green Storage is the Solution to Decrease Your Library Carbon Footprint

High Density Mobile Book Stack Shelves remove access aisles to decrease library carbon footprint

Green storage is a very real solution to many libraries’ space and sustainability challenges. High Density Mobile Book Stack Shelves will help you overcome these challenges because you will be able to decrease your library’s carbon footprint in your collection storage area by as much as 50% or more. The concept of High Density Mobile Book Stack Shelves is green by its very nature; the shelves eliminate the floor space required for multiple aisles, which compacts storage into a smaller footprint while increasing capacity over stationary storage shelves. (watch a video on more benefits of decreasing your carbon footprint with High Density Mobile Shelving)

Green Benefits Provided By High Density Mobile Book Stack Shelves

University Library Decreases Carbon Footprint with High Density Mobile Book Stack Shelves

Decreasing your library’s carbon footprint with High Density Mobile Book Stack Shelves provides very real green benefits: building smaller libraries; lowering construction costs; reducing energy costs for lighting, heating and cooling your library; and centralizing your collection into one storage space. (watch Mobile Book Stack Shelves video for archival library depository storage)

High Density Mobile Book Stack Shelves Save a University Library Space and Money

High Density Mobile Shelves in a University Library for archival storage

A university library underwent a four-floor renovation and expansion. To decrease the library’s carbon footprint, the architects for the project specified High Density Mobile Book Stack Shelves to store the library’s collection. The 1.1-million-volume collection, which was consolidated from several campus locations, would have required 75,000 square feet had stationary shelving been used. Architects reduced the overall building footprint to 45,000 square feet simply by utilizing High Density Mobile Book Stack Shelves. The book stack shelves were designed into the new addition, saving 30,000 square feet and $6 million in construction cost savings, allowing the resulting structure to include a multi-floor atrium with an abundance of natural light.

Contact Us to Decrease Your Library’s Carbon Footprint with High Density Mobile Book Stack Shelves

Southwest Solutions Group® works with architects and libraries to design, plan, and install High Density Mobile Book Stack Shelves for all kinds of libraries. If you are interested in decreasing your library’s carbon footprint and gaining all the benefits of green storage, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.

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