Tuesday, May 1, 2012

VA Library Gets Gold for Going Green

The Dolley Madison Community Library in McLean, VA was recently granted Gold Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the U.S. Green Building Council.

One of the features library patrons enjoy the most is the 140-foot long wall of windows that stretch from floor to ceiling.

The library hopes its renovations will add up to a 20 percent reduction in the building's energy use when compared to conventionally-designed facilities of comparable size.

Following the $8 million expansion, the library reopened in July 2011. It is now one of 11 LEED certified projects in Fairfax County, VA.