Fayetteville Public Library wins Green Building Legacy Award

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The Fayetteville Public Library was selected as the 2017 Green Building Legacy Award winner by the U.S. Green Building Council – Arkansas, library officials announced today.

The award is one of seven given out each year by USGBC Arkansas as part of the group’s Green Tie Leader Awards recognizing achievements in sustainability by individuals, firms and projects.

“We are honored to be chosen for this award,” said Sam Palmer, the library’s director of facilities and sustainability. “As the first LEED-registered building in Arkansas, Fayetteville Public Library is proud of our legacy as an environmental leader, both in Arkansas and across the nation. As we embark on an expansion that will almost double the size of our existing building, Fayetteville Public Library will continue to lead with innovative green technologies that build a more sustainable community.”

The library’s award is scheduled to be presented Thursday, Aug. 24 at the Green Tie Award Dinner in Little Rock.

A total of seven awards will be presented:

  • Green Building Legacy Award: Fayetteville Public Library
  • Green Building of the Year: Big River Steel, Osceola, AR
  • Innovative Design: Robinson Center, Little Rock, AR
  • Innovative Residential Project: Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas Tiny House
  • Member Firm of the Year: Baldwin and Shell Construction Company
  • Kurrus Green Schools Award: Fayetteville School District
  • JR Anderson Volunteer Leadership Award: Chris Cerrato, Evo Business Environments

For more information, contact Sam Palmer at 479-856-7222.