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The Main Library and Sustainability

The City of Santa Monica has received a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED™) Gold Rating for the new Main Library. The US Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating System® has been adopted by the City as the basis of design for all of its new construction.

The 104,000 square foot Main Library, which opened in January 2006, is the City's second major facility designed and built with the intent of significantly reducing the building's negative impact on the environment. The first was the Public Safety Facility.

As a green building, the new Main Library offers many benefits, including environmental protection, economic advantages, and health and safety benefits, while providing an inviting, friendly and comfortable place for library users of all ages.

Sustainability Events

UCLA: Climate Change in Central Asia
Feb 11    4:00pm    Other
Matrix 2.0 Alt Water Use Launch Event
Feb 16    10:30am    Other
Energy Efficiency Class (EE3) Commercial Building Science
Feb 16    6:30pm    Santa Monica College
Master Gardeners at the Market
Feb 20    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
UCLA: Climate Change in Central Asia
Feb 25    4:00pm    Other
Paper Shredding Event
Feb 27    9:00am    All Branches
Paper Shredding Event
Feb 27    9:00am    Other
Cowspiracy Screening
Mar 9    7:30pm    The Aero Theater
Landscape Rebate Training
Mar 12    12:00pm    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
Mar 19    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Apr 16    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Sustainable Quality Awards
Apr 21    11:00am    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
May 21    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jun 18    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jul 16    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
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