30 W. Water St.
Newburgh, IN 47630
The building’s advanced “green” technologies and eco-friendly architectural design have helped make the Newburg Library Metro government’s first LEED Silver-certified building. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an internationally recognized green building certification system providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built sustainably and with low environmental impact in mind.
The Library’s green features include geothermal heating and cooling, daylight harvesting interior lighting that adjusts depending on the amount of sunlight coming in from outside, and energy efficient windows. A high insulation white roof funnels rainwater directly into a native rain garden, filtering it naturally through the ground. And thanks to a Federal stimulus grant, the library now features solar and wind powered outdoor lighting and a new solar-powered roof. The outdoor lighting is programmed to complement the library’s hours of operation. The solar panels, installed on the existing roof, generate more than enough energy to power the library’s lighting systems.