The article discusses the use of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles in the design of the modern public library. It is stated that an LEED-certified library will have lower costs in energy, systems replacement and maintenance through the use of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and efficient heating and air conditioning, but that due to special materials, the up-front expense is higher. The inspection of the facility throughout its construction is also noted.
Ames, Kathryn S. and Heid, Greg
"Leadership, Libraries, LEED for the Future,"
Georgia Library Quarterly: Vol. 47
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/vol47/iss1/5