Hamilton Mill library gets green award

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett County Public Library’s Hamilton Mill Branch has received another award for being green.

In August, the library branch was featured as a Gold Medal project by Building of America, which recognizes unique and challenging new projects that are particularly noteworthy for giving back to the community.

The branch has now been honored with the 2010 Award for Excellence in Sustainability from the Georgia chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

USGBC — Georgia presented its 2010 Excellence in Sustainability and Excellence in Sustainable Innovation awards earlier this month.

Gwinnett County Public Library’s Hamilton Mill Branch was recognized with an honorable mention for excellence in sustainability for its “commitment to holistic sustainability and the value of return on investing in a public project during times of economic hardship.”

The national USGBC advances and promotes sustainable and environmentally responsible planning, design, construction and operation of buildings, landscapes, cities and communities. The council also developed the LEED rating system, an internationally recognized green building certification system.

The Hamilton Mill Branch is on track to receive the prestigious LEED Silver certification for its sustainable approach to design and construction.

For more information on the Hamilton Mill library branch, call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.