Wear Green! Come celebrate gold LEED certification for library

March 29, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Central Library 4th Floor Lobby
Come Wear Your Green!
12:00 p.m. Group photo shoot
Refreshments and Tours

The 2010 renovation of the Central Library has earned a gold LEED certification, making it the first Vanderbilt campus renovation to achieve this honor. The Library is working with SustainVU, SPEAR [Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility], the Vanderbilt Student Government, the Library’s Green Team, and University architects to celebrate this achievement and to raise awareness of environmental issues and opportunities.This award is the result of countless hours of planning. Over 30,000 square feet were renovated on four floors of the building, creating new classrooms, group study rooms, refurbished grand reading rooms, a café, and a large multi-purpose Community Room.

An Encellium lighting system was installed to enhance daylight harvesting and reduce lighting power density overall by 23%. Recycled content was used in 10% of purchased furniture and furnishings, along with the use of low emission flooring materials and low-VOC finishes. We purchased 20% of construction materials and furniture from within a radius of 500 miles. Water conservation measures included low flow/flush toilets, waterless urinals and low flow faucet fixtures. Energy efficient HVAC equipment was installed, and all new equipment installed was qualified Energy Star. Recycling containers were placed in 25 locations though out the building and more than 75% of the demolition waste was recycled.

Please join us in the 4th floor Central Lobby on March 29 for refreshments and tours of the eco-friendly renovations by the library’s Green Team. We’re asking everyone to wear green that day to recognize the hard work of staff and students who made this possible.

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