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Wilmington-Stroop & Southeast Branch Libraries Recieve Leed Gold Certification

Dayton Metro Library recently announced that its new Wilmington-Stroop and Southeast Branch Library buildings have received LEED® Gold certification. LEED-certified buildings are resource and cost-efficient, using less water and energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized certification process for “green buildings,” developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Wilmington-Stroop Branch, located at 3980 Wilmington Pike in Kettering, and the Southeast Branch, at 21 Watervliet Avenue in Dayton, achieved LEED Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

“This is a wonderful testament to Dayton Metro Library and its commitment to sustainability,” said M. Alex Clapper, Building Optimization Practice, Heapy Engineering.

The two new buildings join the Northwest, Brookville, New Lebanon, Vandalia, and Miamisburg Branches, as well as the Main Library, in achieving LEED certification.

“We are very proud that all of our new-construction facilities are resource and cost-efficient, as promised in our Libraries for a Smarter Future plan,” said Tim Kambitsch, Executive Director.

Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library, 3980 Wilmington Pike, Kettering

  • Design – Ruetschle Architects
  • Construction Management – Shook
  • General Contractor – Staffco

Southeast Branch Library, 21 Watervliet Avenue, Dayton

  • Design – Levin Porter Associates
  • Construction Management – Shook
  • General Contractor – Empire

To learn more about the Dayton Metro Library’s Libraries for a Smarter Future facilities improvement project, visit or call (937) 463-2665.

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