Homer library awarded LEED silver certification

The Homer Public Library has become the first community building in Alaska to be LEED Silver Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Designed by ECI/Hyer Architecture and Interiors, the library opened Sept. 16, 2006. It is located at 500 Hazel Ave. in Homer.

Sustainable building design is a movement toward environmentally kind construction, inclusive of site, materials, indoor air quality, performance, energy use and overall environmental impact. A stringent record-keeping approach by all consultants was maintained throughout design and construction of the library toward the LEED certification goal.

The library was designed as an integrated whole in which each component works efficiently with all other parts of the building. Local Homer artwork was also incorporated into the building design.

The general contractor was Jay-Brant General Contractors of Homer. The consultant team also included Land Design North, AMC Engineers, Wm. J. Nelson and Associates, Shannon and Wilson, LibrariesByDesign, Ken Castner and Support Services of Alaska.

ECI/Hyer is comprised of five LEED accredited professionals who are dedicated to designing facilities that maximize positive impacts to the Alaskan community while minimizing long-term costs.

04/21/2007 - 8:00pm