The James B. Hunt Jr. Library was honored with the Non-Residential Green Design Award by the City of Raleigh at its sixth annual Environmental Awards celebration Monday evening, April 22. The library was praised "for its sustainable design and technology that reduces energy use by 31 percent." The ceremony was held in the Nature Research Center wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. More than 250 people attended, leaving standing-room only.
The library is expected to receive LEED Silver certification, making it the fourth LEED certified building on campus. See the Hunt Library sustainability site for more information about how the Hunt Library represents NC State's commitment to leading by example in advancing sustainability as a moral imperative and as an economic advantage.