LAGRANGE, GA — The Frank and Laura Lewis Library at LaGrange College recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Silver level, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.
Built by Batson-Cook Construction, the three-story, 45,000-square-foot library is the third library in the state of Georgia and the first outside of the city of Atlanta to earn the LEED distinction, the story stated.
Sustainable aspects of the $15.5 million library include: Low-flow plumbing; abundant natural lighting; energy efficient fixtures; and utilization of recycled materials, the story noted.
While LEED certification costs more on the front end of the project, those who build green reap the benefits later in the more efficient operation of the facility, the story added.
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