Dayton Metro Library recently announced that four of its newly constructed facilities received LEED® Gold certification. On June 7, it was confirmed that the Miamisburg Branch, located at 545 E. Linden Avenue, joins the Northwest, Vandalia, and New Lebanon Branches in being LEED Gold certified, while Brookville received LEED Silver.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized certification process for “green buildings,” developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED-certified buildings are resource and cost-efficient, using less water and energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Miamisburg Branch Library achieved LEED 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.
“The Miamisburg Branch Library’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “This Library serves as a prime example of how the work of innovative building projects can use local solutions to make a global impact on the environment.”
Miamisburg Branch Library, 545 E. Linden Ave.
All five of the new-construction branch libraries completed in the Libraries for a Smarter Future project are now LEED certified. 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.