|If you have driven by either the Chula Vista Public Library on F Street or Orange Avenue, you have probably noticed the new digital sign located prominently on the building’s exterior. The colorful “Energy Lounge @ the Library” sign is funded through the City’s local government partnership with SDG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission and will be used to provide a variety of sustainability messages.
Last year, the Chula Vista Public Library established Energy Lounges where the public can browse rebate information on building energy upgrades, check out books on energy saving practices, and borrow tools to check the energy efficiency of their home. All books and tools are loaned free of charge with a Chula Vista Public Library card.
In addition to posting energy saving messages on the display sign, such as light bulb exchanges, energy roadshows and the Energy Lounge, the library will also provide information on library programs, training and book sales. Library staff will change the scrolling messages seasonally as well. For instance, a spring message will read “Spring forward and change your clocks on March 10 at 2 a.m.” Examples for the summer display will include “Beat the Heat – Closed Blinds are Cool!,” and “Beat the Heat – Turn Off Home AC and Visit the Library!”
The new display sign program is approved by the Federal Communications Commission.
Posted: January 23, 2013