Fulton County Libraries in Group 3 of Renovation Project Achieve LEED Certification
On February 18, 2021, five of Fulton County Library System’s Group 3 library projects were awarded LEED Platinum, LEED Gold or LEED Silver certification. As part of the Fulton County Library System’s Library Renovation Project, Cleveland Avenue Library became Fulton County Government’s and the State of Georgia’s 1st LEED Platinum Public Library. The County’s 12th LEED Gold library project is Adamsville-Collier Heights Library; and the 10th–12th LEED Silver library projects are: Adams Park Library, College Park Library and the recently renamed Joan P. Garner Library at Ponce.
In addition to these Group 3 projects, the LEED Silver East Atlanta Library was newly renovated alongside these Group 3 library projects. In June 2007, East Atlanta Library became Fulton County Government’s and the State of Georgia’s 1st LEED Silver Public Library.
These Group 3 library projects are being awarded the very prestigious LEED Platinum, LEED Gold and LEED Silver certifications which was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
Fulton’s LEED Program Administrator, 2M Design Consultants, Inc. (2M), was instrumental in achieving this important certification, along with the program management team of CBRE-HEERY/RUSSELL Joint Venture Team, C.T. Darnell Construction, the awarded design-build company who beautifully designed and renovated the state-of-the-art high performance green libraries. Special thanks goes to the design teams of CPL - Architects, Engineers, Planners and 720 Design; LEED Consulting and LEED Commissioning by Merrick & Company, in concert with the entire professional team for the design and renovation of these LEED High Performance Green Libraries.
“We are very proud of the continued work of our entire program management team in achieving LEED status for all buildings in the Library Building Program. A commitment to Green Buildings by Fulton County and the Library System ensures that our libraries continue to provide meaningful services to Fulton County residents in healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings,” said Gayle Holloman, Fulton County Library System Director. “We look forward to celebrating these wonderful achievements with all our community partners, when it is safe to do so.”
For more information on the Fulton County Library System, visit www.fulcolibrary.org. For more information on Fulton County building projects, visit www.fultoncountyga.gov. For information on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), visit https://www.usgbc.org/press-room.