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LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009

Henrico County Libbie Mill Library

Libbie Mill Center
Henrico, VA 23273
United States

LEED Silver 2017

Libbie Mill Library, located at 2100 Libbie Lake East Street off Staples Mill Road, opened in late 2015 as a replacement for the former Dumbarton Library.

The new library is a three-story, approximately 60,000 square foot building housing a large collection of adult and children’s books, periodicals, and multimedia, a variety of meeting spaces, a digital media lab, and a special area for teens, among other spaces. The project was designed by BCWH Architects with Tappe’ Associates and Ascent Engineering, and built by Gulf Seaboard General Contractors, Inc. The project achieved LEED Silver certification in January 2017.

Green building features

Green building features at Libbie Mill Library include:

  • provisions for alternative transportation, such as bike racks and parking spaces for low-emitting vehicles (compacts and hybrids);
  • improved landscape design that assists with stormwater management, uses native or adapted plant species, promotes biodiversity, and does not require irrigation;
  • low-flow plumbing fixtures to reduce potable water use by an estimated 43 percent (calculated to save over 90,000 gallons of water per year);
  • energy-efficient building systems;
  • use of recycled or bio-based building materials that were regionally manufactured;
    abundant daylight and views to the outside; and
  • use of low-chemical emitting building materials to improve indoor air quality.

The building envelope, mechanical systems, and lights were designed with energy efficiency in mind. Energy use was reduced by 30 percent on a per square foot basis compared to the former Dumbarton Library, based on the first year of actual energy bills.

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Project details
59,975 sf
19 Jan 2017
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