West Englewood Library
Chicago, Illinois

The West Englewood LEED and Green Building Concepts displays focus on the LEED Rating System and green building strategies.

The LEED display describes each of the LEED categories and how they have been introduced in the building. The building's Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) plan, for example, includes using paint, coating, adhesive, and sealant products that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The building's indoor air quality is constantly monitored, and if the space requires additional ventilation, the system automatically introduces outside air. The building is also a smoke free facility. In addition, the materials used in the design of the building were selected because they provide healthier indoor environments, help conserve natural resources, were regionally produced, or reduce waste.

The Green Building Concepts display describes topics including: passive solar design, energy and water conservation, window glazing, indoor air pollution and green building materials. The question and answer approach allows visitors to discover various aspects of green building.

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