David Williams

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Docent David Williams giving a green tour at the Clinton Library. Photo by James Hyde.
Solar panels on roof of Clinton Library. Photo by James Hyde.

David Williams is a volunteer docent giving regular tours of the Clinton Library. His tours emphasize the green building aspects of the Library, which include post-consumer aluminum ceiling tiles, floors made from recycled tires, 336 rooftop solar panels, and lots of glass providing passive solar energy efficiency and natural lighting. Williams began offering green tours of the building in September 2005 for the American Solar Energy Society, which met in the building.

Williams also points to external features: "This land was a contaminated brownfield," Williams notes. "We've gone from a contaminated piece of property (to one) that now is a city park." Trees have been planted to keep the parking lots from acting as heat sinks. The parking lots also feature bike racks and three charging stations for electric vehicles.


Caryn Rousseau, "Clinton Library Offers 'Green' Tours of Environmental Features," USAToday, October 31, 2005.

External links

James Hyde, "Docent David Williams: An Oral History," April 8, 2006