Green Building Design

The library is seeking LEED Certification of at least Silver for all new buildings. Specific energy efficient features vary by location, and include elements such as:

  • raised floors for optimized air circulation
  • vegetative green roofs or white reflective roofs
  • sun screens
  • materials with high recycled content
  • low-flow and “smart” plumbing fixtures
  • “smart” light fixtures
  • drought-resistance landscaping
  • bicycle racks