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LEED-Certified Library

You’ve probably seen the Walnut Creek downtown library, but did you know this is the City’s first publicly owned LEED-certified building? LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

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The sustainable features of the new library include:

  • Control of solar gain through roof overhangs, sun screens, and interior shading

  • Stormwater management

  • Reduction of heat islands

  • Energy Star-rated roof high-performance glazing

  • Energy efficient heating, cooling, and lighting 

  • Energy efficient, under-floor heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) distribution

  • Daylight harvesting controls to automatically dim unneeded light 

  • Infrastructure will be installed for future photovoltaic installation

  • Construction waste management 

  • Use of materials with recycled content and regionally manufactured materials