'Green' library debuts in Irving

West Irving Library

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The new West Irving Library is designed to save energy.

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Posted on April 9, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 11 at 11:27 AM

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IRVING — A new library is leading the way in helping the environment.

The $8 million West Irving Library — the city's first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) library — opened for business on Saturday.

Its environmentally-friendly improvements include 144 geothermal walls for heating and cooling and hundreds of solar power panels.

The 25,000 square foot building at the corner of Rochelle and Esters Roads replaces a storefront branch that was three times smaller.

The West Irving Library will be open 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

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