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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.
EBRPL Green Cleaning Policy
The library's environmentally friendly cleaning policies and best practices were designed by the Library Business Manager, Rhonda Pinsonat, and the Senior Administrative Specialist/Janitorial Contract Liaison, Pamela Smith.
LEED Credit List
To obtain LEED certification, a building must meet certain criteria. This list contains all criteria that have been met by the new Main Library. You can find more information on LEED certification requirements at the United States Green Building Council's website.