Williamsburg Library Awarded LEED Gold

Williamsburg Public Library Receives LEED Gold

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Efficiency and performance don’t have to be cold and technical, the Williamsburg Public Library is cozy, warm and nicely scaled to it’s community, you’d never know that it is also the third library in the State of Iowa to achieve a Gold LEED designation.

The building operates at least 40% more efficiently than code requirements, consumes 30% less water and reduces electricity use through daylight harvesting. The $3.5 million, 17,825 square foot building was aiming for a LEED Silver, but was awarded a LEED Gold Monday, Feb. 4 – the second highest LEED certification attainable through the U.S. Green Building Council.

The design team incorporated an array of sustainable design strategies into the interior and exterior design, including: