Collingwood’s New Library Will Be Gold

Before the year is over, Collingwood will be home to a brand new, state-of-the-art library in the downtown core.  As I previously posted, the Town council had approved a budget which included building the library to a silver standard under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).  Well, the news just got even better.

library.jpgLast week, it was announced that COLLUS, the town’s local utility company, will be donating a ground source heat pump, a solar water heater and monitoring equipment to the project. This donation, valued at about $300,000 will take the Library from a silver to a gold LEED standard.  From what I have heard, this means Collingwood will have the very first GOLD standard library in Canada!

It’s nice to see our area finally pulling together in showing real respect for the environment.  First it was a smoking ban, then an anti-idling by-law, then pesticides were banned and now, we’re moving into cutting edge design.  There are many other initiatives on the horizon and in the works in this regard however, for the moment, it’s just really exciting to witness such good civic news.

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This entry was posted by Marg on Friday, February 22nd, 2008 at 9:40 am and is filed under About Town, Architecture/Design, Collingwood Real Estate, Green Living, Heritage, Local News and Current Events. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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  1. […] new Collingwood Library is taking shape.  It’s behind schedule by 5 weeks but, it’s under budget so far.  Will that […]

  2. […] new Collingwood Public Library which is set to open in the next couple of months.  As the first LEED Gold standard library in Ontario (and second in Canada), the new facility is one that inspires pride and excitement.  At […]

  3. […] team have applied to certify the building now to a LEED Gold standard which would make it only the second library in Canada to achieve that status.  The community can […]

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