Inside of Library
White Tank Branch Library and Nature Center / WaddellAZ
How do you create a sustainable facility that operates nearly net zero all year round?
The White Tank Branch Library and Nature Center, which has a collection capacity of 35,000 items and more than 40 public computers, includes areas for adults, children and teens, including private study rooms, a cafe and exterior patio, plus a Park Nature Center. A LEED certified platinum facility, the library produces some of its electricity on-site due to implementation of a photo-voltaic system that converts solar radiation into direct current electricity.

Facts And Figures

Maricopa County Library District

Completed September 2010


29,000 square feet

LEED Platinum certified

Delivery Methods


The Team


Excellence in Achievement Award - Tilt-Up Concrete Association, 2012

Most Sustainable Project - RED Award - Arizona Real Estate Development (AZRE), 2011

Achievement Award - National Association of Counties (NACo), 2011

Project Achievement Award - New Construction, Less than $10M - Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), 2011

Environmental Excellence Award, Award of Merit - Valley Forward Association, Arizona Contractor's Landscape Association, 2011

Honorable Mention - New Landmark Library - Library Journal, 2011