Our Caledonia Township branch is not only family friendly, it is also environmentally friendly. The branch was recently named a LEED–Certified project. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. It has become the go-to standard for sustainable and green building.
Some of the significant factors leading to the library’s LEED certification include:
- Locally sourced building materials
- Triple pane windows
- Metal roof with high reflectivity
- Occupancy sensors for lighting
- Low maintenance grass and plantings with no irrigation to limit water use
- Rapidly renewable cork and linoleum used for flooring and wallcovering
- Bicycle racks and shower/changing areas for employees
Our appreciation goes out to all the people involved in the design and construction of this energy-efficient, sustainable library.
Posted by: Katie