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, K. S., & Heid, G. (2010). Leadership, Libraries, LEED for the Future. Georgia Library Quarterly, 47(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/glq/vol47/iss1/5