Readers, browsers, and dreamers can gaze out windows in just about every section of the building, and clerestory windows frame the drifting clouds, shedding light from above.
|Fall color and sunlight streaming in.|
|Clerestory windows with drifting clouds.|
From windows on the second floor, you can see two areas of green roof, an environmentally sensitive feature of the building. Green roofs reduce storm water runoff and heat-island effects, and they also provide insulation. Ours are planted with sedums and other ground-hugging greenery that need only minimal maintenance. The American Society of Landscape Architects provides an excellent explanation of the benefits of green roofs that you can share with your kids.
|One of the green roof areas at Gaithersburg Library.|