June 4, 2014
Albemarle County leaders are recognizing the new Crozet Library for being LEED certified.
The LEED Silver Certification was awarded to the building for being energy efficient.
By using less energy and water, LEED certified building save money for taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for the community.
“The Crozet Library’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council.
Officials say Crozet Library’s LEED Silver certification was based on a number of green design and construction features. These features include:
- Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
- Stormwater Management
- Water Efficient Landscaping
- Optimized Energy Performance
- Construction Waste Management
- Recycled Content
- Low-Emitting Materials
The library opened to the public last year after years of planning.