The Ridgefield Library is LEED Silver Certified.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) program that promotes and recognizes sustainable and environmentally responsible building practices. Learn more about LEED Certification here.
The Ridgefield Library received a Praxair Grant that enabled the Library to meet the LEED Silver requirements during the 2012–2014 building expansion project.
In addition, the Library maintains these sustainable requirements in many ways, some that you will see every day and some that you may not notice. Here are just a few:
- Building-wide recycling
- Environmentally friendly cleaning
- Energy-saving lighting system with auto-shutoffs
- Low maintenance, native landscaping
- Water-saving bathroom fixtures
- Contract 35% Green Power purchase from electric utility
- 10–20% recycled content in building materials
- 10–20% regional materials used in construction and manufactured within 500 miles from site
- 50% certified wood used in finished wood sections
- No smoking campus
- Controlled ventilation with outside air
- Low-emitting materials used for adhesives, sealants, paint, coatings, flooring systems, and laminating adhesives