The Peninsula Center Library, in Rolling Hills Estates, will be powered by 100% renewable energy in 2020, increasing its reliance on the Clean Power Alliance energy provider.
The Palos Verdes Library District announced the decision to increase its current 50% tier in a statement late last month.
The special district, which operates the library as well as the Malaga Cove and Miraleste libraries on the hill, decided to take the step in a decade-long move toward sustainability, according to Facilities Manager Charles Crouse.
“Purchasing clean power is the frosting on the cake of everything else we’ve done as far as sustainability here at the library,” Crouse said.
The district, he explained, has also replaced equipment to make air conditioning more efficient, switched out computer monitors, installed light timers and LED light bulbs, which has reduced power consumption at the center by 32% since 2016.
“We’ve been consistently trying to save energy,” Crouse added. “Now we will be able to tell our participants and tax payers we’re on totally clean power.”
Peninsula Center Library to be powered by 100% clean energy in 2020, by Kirsten Farmer, Daily Breeze, June 5, 2019.