Marketing & Communications 10.03.2016
As part of the Library renovation, the Library is installing energy efficient lighting, energy efficient windows, and an energy-efficient HVAC system to achieve LEED GOLD certification.
What is LEED GOLD certification?
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability.
LEED certification demonstrates the building project as truly “green.” The LEED rating system, administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, is designed to promote design and construction practices that reduce the building’s negative environmental impacts. LEED certification, which includes a rigorous third-party commissioning process offers four certification levels for new construction and major renovation projects – Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum – that correspond to the number of credits accrued in five categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environ-mental quality. Learn more about the LEED rating system on the U.S. Green Building Council website www.usgbc.org/leed.