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Green options examined for DeKalb Public Library expansion

Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – The firm contracted to design the DeKalb Public Library’s expansion and renovation project presented environmental sustainability options Monday at a special meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees.

Nagle Hartray Architecture supplied information and answered questions from the board and from the library staff on LEED certifications, a program of the U.S. Green Building Council that provides enhanced environmental standards for new and existing buildings.

However, the board did not take a vote on whether or not to move forward with pursuing LEED certification, because not all of its members were present.

Under the its contract with Nagle Hartray, the library can pursue the less stringent “Certified” or “Silver” level LEED certification standards – but not the more stringent “Gold” or “Platinum” levels – without incurring additional design costs.

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