George W. Bush Library Receives LEED Platinum Rating

The George W. Bush Library is the first of the presidential libraries to earn a LEED Platinum rating.

Besides the use of local and recycled materials, the center also features shaded balconies and brises-soleils on the south and west facades, green and highly-reflective roofs to reduce energy use for cooling. There are also rooftop photovoltaic arrays, rooftop solar hot water panels, rainwater harvesting, and highly-efficient building systems.

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark., received a silver LEED rating for new construction when in opened in 2004, but it has since earned a platinum certification for existing buildings.

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