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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

Santa Monica Green Business Roundtable: Latest Strategies for a Big Impact
May 16    9:30am    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
May 20    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Gardening Workshops
Jun 10    2:00pm    Fairview Branch
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jun 17    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Emi Carvell/Organic Gardening Workshop
Jun 27    2:30pm    Pico Branch
Gardening Workshops
Jul 8    2:00pm    Fairview Branch
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jul 15    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Gardening Workshops
Aug 12    2:00pm    Fairview Branch
Master Gardeners at the Market
Aug 19    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
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