NC State University has committed to lead by example in advancing sustainability as a moral imperative and as an economic advantage. The Hunt Library is a model of that leadership.
The building has been designed for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver environmental rating. The Library is flooded with natural light and shaded by its graceful solar fins. It is cooled and heated by innovative chilled beam and radiant panel systems, and its water is warmed with rooftop solar panels. The beautiful green roofs and the Rain Garden filter storm run-off.