What LEED credits is the Main Library Pursuing?
SSc2 – Development Density and Community Connectivity: This building is located within ½ mile walking distance of at least 10 basic services and a residential zone.
SSc4.1 – Public Transportation Access: This building is located within ¼ mile of 5 bus stops which provide access to 7 bus routes. This will help encourage individuals to use the public transportation and therefore help reduce pollution caused by individual automobile use. Please consider walking or utilizing the public transportation system when traveling to and from this building.
WEp1/WEc1 – Water Use Reduction: The design team specified water efficient plumbing fixtures which resulted in a reduction of water use by over 30%.
EAc1 – Optimize Energy Performance: The design team specified additional insulation in the walls and roof, efficient LED lighting and electrical design, and an efficient HVAC design to result in a 44% energy use savings compared to the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 baseline system.
MRp1 – Storage & Collection of Recyclables: Recycling collection bins have been provided in multiple different locations throughout the facility such that plastic, glass, metals, paper, and corrugated cardboard used by employees or visitors can be recycled.
MRc2 – Construction Waste Management: During the construction of this facility, over 75% of waste generated was diverted from the landfill. Whenever possible, construction debris was taken to nearby facilities to be recycled.
MRc4 – Recycled Content: Over 10% of the materials used to construct the Dayton Metro Main Library contained recycled content. Using materials with recycled content significantly reduces the environmental impacts associated with utilizing virgin materials. Products such as steel framing, carpeting, insulation and drywall were selected with high-recycled content value to help achieve this level of recycled content.
EQc3.1 – Construction IAQ Management: Considering we spend the majority of our lives indoors, the project team felt it was imperative to maintain an excellent indoor air quality. To do so, the team took special precautions to keep the building and HVAC systems clean during construction.
EQc4 – Low-Emitting Materials: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are carbon compounds that off-gas at normal room temperature, emitting harmful chemicals into the air. The paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants used in this space contained little to no VOCs.
EQc7.1 – Thermal Comfort, Design: HVAC systems were designed according to ASHRAE’s Thermal Comfort Standard, ASHRAE 55-2004. This standard emphasizes comfort criteria to improve occupant productivity and satisfaction.
IDc2 – LEED Accredited Professional: Multiple LEED Accredited Professionals were involved in the design and construction of the Dayton Metro Main Library. These individuals worked together to help the project pursue LEED Certification in the most effective manner possible.