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The Betty & Gordon Moore Library

 

Energy-Efficient Lighting

The current lighting system in this building has been designed to employ the use of motion sensors to control their operation. Each individual section of lighting will turn off after a given period of time and will need to be reactivated by detecting movement.

This has been established to meet the balance between the concerns of the University in regards to energy consumption and attempting to keep light pollution produced by our operation to a minimum, with providing adequate light to support the needs of our users in a building that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Library Plant Life

A series of scientific studies have shown that indoor plant life can lead to cleaner indoor air, reduce the effects of Sick Building Syndrome, and can boost idea generation and enhance problem-solving skills. Interestingly some recent feedback from Cambridge staff and students, particularly from those who attended the FutureLib's Big LEGO® Workshop, has actively encouraged the concept of introducing plant life into library spaces.

With these thoughts in mind, the Moore Library have purchased a number of live indoor plants which you'll find on the ground, first and second floors. The library staff will be taking care of these so please don't water them, but do enjoy their appearance and benefits to both body and mind.

Further reading: NASA Clean Air study / Texas A&M study / Oslo Agricultural University study / FutureLib: The Big LEGO® Workshop.

List of plant types & locations (excluding those temporarily relocated from Medical Library):
Lower Ground Floor
Glass Room: three cubes planted with Sansevieria Fernwood
Ground Floor
Entrance: five black containers with Buxus Sempervirens
Lobby: two window troughs with Sans Spikes, floor trough with Dracaena Compacta
Break Space: large Dracaena Dorado
Lift: white container with Dracaena Dorado
Service Desk: green cube with Beaucarnia (also known as Elephant's Foot)
Service Desk: small white bowl with Dracaena Surculosa
Office: large white bowl with Dracaena Surculosa
First Floor
Dracaena Deremensis "Lemon-Lime"
Office: Beaucarnia Recuverta
Second Floor
Ficus Amstel King

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