LEED Certified Buildings

Fitchburg Library

The Fitchburg Public Library was completed in July of 2011.  The new building incorporated many sustainable design features including:

  • Geothermal wells to provide heating and cooling
  • Rain Gardens to control storm water runoff
  • Plumbing features that use 40% less water then standard fixtures
  • 20% of the building materials had recycled content, and 75% of construction waste was recycled or salvaged
  • Exterior lights were selected to meet dark-sky requirements
These and other features resulted in the Library being certified LEED Gold on July 1, 2012, a designation achieved by only 44% of LEED-certified projects as of September 2019.