LEED

Evelyn Meador Branch Goes Green, Gets Gold

WhenEvelyn Meador LEED Plaque you walk up to Evelyn Meador Branch Library you will notice its sleek, modern look with its attractive mix of glass, metal and natural stone. You probably won’t notice all of the features, inside and out, that have earned it recognition for its energy-saving, environmentally friendly design  The building was recently awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The library which opened in June 2011 replaced the previous one that was heavily damaged in Hurricane Ike, and it was designed, top to bottom, with energy and water conservation in mind.

Kingwood and LEED Certification

           

Kingwood Library just received our LEED Silver Certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a recognized green building certification. To receive the Silver Certification, a building must earn 50+ points out of 100 points. It focuses on five major areas: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, and indoor environmental quality. We recycle and there are cans around so customers can join in helping us. The library is in a green belt to provide a connection to nature and reduce the heat island effect. The roof is white to reduce the amount of heat that enters the building, important in Texas summers.

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