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Main Library Construction Project: Sustainable Design Principles

Updates on the new Main Library construction

Sustainable Design Principles

What is LEED?

LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program developed and regulated by the United States Green Building Council based on a long list of potential environmentally-friendly (sustainable) construction and building management choices, including things like choice of supplies, water usage, and energy consumption management. There are four levels of LEED certification: Certified; Silver; Gold; and Platinum. The Main Library has achieved Silver LEED certification.

For more detailed information on what makes the Main Library sustainable and how we built with the environment in mind, please visit the Independence Park Energy Dashboard. You can also visit the information kiosk near the circulation desk at the Main Library on Goodwood.

Sustainable Policies