This has just been announced by the U. S. Green Building Council, and we are thrilled that the building has been recognized. LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
“Davenport Public Library Eastern Avenue Branch’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U. S. Green Building Council. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and the Eastern Avenue Branch serves a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”
The Eastern Avenue Branch Library achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water, and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses, and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers, and the larger community.
The Eastern Avenue Branch Library has received four prominent awards for its construction, design and green building strategies. Those awards are: named as a New Landmark Library by Library Journal, a national award; Midwest Construction Award for Cultural Buildings for the Midwest Region; Master Builders of Iowa Award; and the Lorraine D. Wright Award of Excellence from the National Association of Women In Construction, Quad-Cities Chapter.
The primary architect for the building was Engberg Anderson, Inc. from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with Joe Huberty as the primary architect, Debra Sider, Project Manager, and Shaun Kelly, who submitted the project to the US Green Building Council. Bush Construction, Davenport, Iowa, was the general contractor. A.J. Loss is President, Rob Davis is Project Manager, and Ryan Schertz is Project Superintendent. Mark Blackwood of River Place Technologies is the Commissioning Agent for the project. All of these plus the Library Board of Trustees Buildings and Grounds Committee chaired by Greg Lundgren; the City’s Project Manager, Greg Albansoder; and library staff spent many hours coordinating the project.
“We are pleased to have the Eastern Avenue Branch Project recognized as such an outstanding project for our Davenport community”, said Library Director, LaWanda Roudebush.
For more information regarding the Eastern Avenue Branch LEED certification, please contact LaWanda Roudebush, Library Director, at 563.326.7837.