Library Construction: New Library to meet LEED certification standards

This was part of a series of posts celebrating the construction of the William H. Hannon Library.  

Did you know that the William H. Hannon Library is being built to meet LEED certification standards?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a national rating system created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. LEED emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resources selection, and indoor environmental quality. Here are some environmental and financial benefits to meeting LEED certification standards:

  • Lower operating costs and increased asset value.
  • Reduce waste sent to landfills.
  • Conserve energy and water.
  • Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

A green library will be a healthier and safer place for all our users!

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