Parman Branch Library receives LEED award

Parman Branch Library receives LEED award

Going green. The City of San Antonio is making strides to become a green city, and one of the branch libraries is helping pave the way.

The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) recently announced that the Parman Branch Library has been recognized for it’s green efforts. The branch library received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. The certification is a first for a city-owned building in San Antonio according to a library spokesperson.

LEED-certified buildings or homes show great concern for the environment. These structures are designed to show sustainable site development, water savings and energy efficiency. Even the selection of materials and indoor environmental quality are taken into consideration.

Recognized nationally by the U.S. Green Building Council, Parman Branch Library is also one of a handful of libraries who have added outdoor, weather-resistent fitness machines and a walking trail. Announced last month, the City of San Antonio is outfitting 18 branch libraries with indoor wellness machines to monitor blood pressure and weight. Parman, Mission, Memorial, Tobin and Johnston branch libraries have seen extensive remodeling to add fitness trails.

Read more about this award at the SAPL news site.
Visit the Parman Branch Library.

Photo Courtesy: Marmon Mok (dror baldinger)