Environmentally friendly construction practices are generating a lot of press lately, and the trend towards “green construction” is becoming more prevalent in the library world. The Portsmouth Public Library is a leader in this area:
The new Portsmouth Public Library has become the first municipal building in New Hampshire to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, City Manager John Bohenko announced today.
The new $8 million “green” library, which was formally dedicated in January, is also the first new library construction project and one of the first public buildings of any type in New England to receive LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The USGBC is the nation’s foremost coalition of building industry leaders working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.