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King Library LEED certification

This research guide describes the green features of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, as defined by the LEED certification for the Operations & Maintenance for existing buildings, and focuses on the interconnections of buildings, community and self.

What is LEED?

Why green buildings? Pre-Covid vs Covid-19 time

How many hours does the average American spend in their activities?

How many hours does the average student spend at school and work?

Are these statistics true for you?

How many hours do we spend in buildings at work, school, and home?

In the United States, buildings account for:

  • 39 percent of total energy use
  • 12 percent of total water consumption
  • 68 percent of total electricity consumption
  • 38 percent of carbon dioxide emissions

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:  Why Build Green.