LEED

The new Eastern Avenue Branch Library will be a LEED building.  What does this mean?  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a designation given out by the U.S. Green Building Council.  There are four different levels of certification:  certified,  silver, gold and platinum.  The level of certification received is based on a point system that awards varying numbers of points for each design element in the building.  For example, a geothermal heating and cooling system may be worth 3 LEED points and providing bike racks to promote alternative transportation may be worth 1 LEED point.  The more points the project receives the higher the LEED designation.  Some of the LEED features that will be included in the Eastern Avenue Branch are a geothermal heating and cooling system, stormwater management systems for the roof and parking areas, energy efficient lighting and plenty of sunlight.

The current status of our LEED points is in the attached document:
LEED Info for 3-15-10

If you’d like to read more about the LEED process, you’ll want to check out the U.S. Green Building Council’s website at:  http://www.usgbc.org/

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