The newly opened ‘Aiea Public Library has earned the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The $10.4 million, 17,200-sq. ft. community library was designed by architect Glenn Miura of CDS International. It is located on the site of the former ‘Aiea Sugar Mill. The new library is equipped with features such as a high-efficiency air conditioning system and 6,000 sq. ft. of photovoltaic solar panels, which will reduce electricity consumption.
It is the third Hawai‘i library to be honored with a LEED Gold Certification. The other two are the Mänoa Public Library and the North Kohala Public Library on the Big Island.
LEED® facilities are built with recycled products and materials and environmentally sustainable design features, such as reduced water use, renewable energy and natural lighting.