Contrary to all the naysayers out there, the Church has recognized that there is some merit to this whole “green” trend and has built the new Church History Building according to environmental standards, and that the “30,000 square-foot library is the first major project designed around green principles from the start,” according to Dean Davies, Church managing director of physical facilities.
“We wanted to represent in the community that shared value that is important to all us in terms of using sustainable materials and practices,” says Davies.
A while ago I had been contemplating whether we would ever build a green temple. Knowing the Church is mindful in modern technology for helping build sustainable architecture warms the cockles of my heart. Hopefully, this will silence some of the green critics within the Church who say that environmentalism is a load of crock, or, worse, runs contradictory to the Gospel. Apparently, ol’ Tommy Monson doesn’t agree.