The Dayton Metro Library’s new buildings are not only beautiful, state-of-the-art Library design, they are also environmentally responsible. The Northwest, Vandalia, and New Lebanon Branches have received LEED Gold certification, and the Brookville Branch was awarded LEED Silver.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized certification process for “green buildings,” developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED process is designed to inspire project teams to seek innovative solutions that are better for the environment and communities.
Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, projects receive one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money.
“Sustainability and environmental friendliness have been identified as priorities by participants at many of our community listening sessions,” said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. “It is also another way to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring tax dollars are spent wisely.
Northwest Branch Library, 2410 Philadelphia Dr.
Vandalia Branch Library, 330 S. Dixie Dr.
New Lebanon Branch Library, 715 W. Main St.
Brookville Branch Library, 120 Blue Pride Dr.
The new Main Library will be submitted for construction review in September. To learn more about the Dayton Metro Library’s Libraries for a Smarter Future facilities improvement project, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org/facilities or call 937.463.BOOK.