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Development of the Public Library „Ivan Goran Kovačić“ on the Principles of Ecological Sustainability

Kristina Čunović orcid id ; Gradska knjižnica „Ivan Goran Kovačić“ Karlovac

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str. 65-80

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The Public Library „Ivan Goran Kovačić“ in Karlovac is the central library of Croatia's Karlovac County. Library started its green story way back in 1976 when the Karlovac Public library was built as the first building originally designed as a library building in Croatia, as well as the broader region. The green story continues in 2007 with the addition of a completely energy-efficient building featuring the green roof - a green oasis on its roof, a place where people come together and numerous eco events are organized. And in 2019 green story came into its own with the energy renovation project of the library building built in 1976. Public Library „Ivan Goran Kovačić“ manages to satisfy the needs of numerous members and visitors to over 800 events with its 6 departments, 7 services (including a library bus service with two vehicles) and 1 library stand. The energy-efficient library building, green oases in the library spaces, quality green literature and many eco events contributed to improvements in the local community, and especially improved the quality of time spent at the Public Library "Ivan Goran Kovačić" for both its visitors and its employees. We hope that we have managed to bring our green story closer to you through our essay, while also describing our plans for our green library's sustainability through alternative models of project financing for renewable energy sources that include the public. Throughout the case study, the article explores all important aspects of the sustainability of the library, taking as its unit of analysis the Ivan Goran Kovačić Public Library. The green construction of the library building contributes to protecting the environment and raising awareness of a sustainable society. The term "green library" is used in the paper to refer to the idea that library facilities can be social objects of energy self-sustainability as well as places of innovative ideas to foster green literacy.

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public library, sustainable library, environmentally sustainable building

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