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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

Home Upgrade Santa Monica
Jul 14    6:30pm    Pico Branch
Free Compost Giveaway!
Jul 18    7:00am    City Yards
Used Oil Recycling & Filter Exchange
Jul 25    9:00am    Other
10th Annual AltCar Expo
Sep 18    10:00am    Other
Coastal Cleanup Day
Sep 19    9:00am    Beach (Central)
10th Annual AltCar Expo
Sep 19    10:00am    Other
Free Paper Shredding & Electronics Recycling
Oct 10    9:00am    City Yards
Free Compost Giveaway!
Nov 7    7:00am    City Yards
Used Oil Recycling & Filter Exchange
Nov 14    9:00am    Other
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