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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

Gardening Workshops @ Fairview
Jul 8    2:00pm    Fairview Branch
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jul 15    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Santa Monica Green Business Tours
Aug 2    9:00am    Other
Seed Bomb Insanity
Aug 3    3:00pm    Main Library
Gardening Workshops @ Fairview
Aug 12    2:00pm    Fairview Branch
Master Gardeners at the Market
Aug 19    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Santa Monica Green Business Tours
Sep 6    9:00am    Other
Santa Monica Green Business Tours
Oct 4    9:00am    Other
Santa Monica Green Business Tours
Oct 4    9:00am    Other
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