Newton County, GA


19,000 SF

Second LEED® Gold Library in Georgia


2013 Merit Award | AIA Greenville


2011 COTE Honor Award | AIA SC


The Owner’s goal for this branch was to set an example of sustainable design for public libraries throughout the state. CGD developed sustainable goals for the project that will save the Owner money, use less energy, conserve water and utilize recycled and renewable resources. Rather than simply housing information and tools for learning, the building itself will be a teaching tool for sustainable design and the role architecture plays in preserving the environment.

  • Incorporates a raised floor to efficiently heat and cool the space and provide flexible infrastructure
  • Indigenous plants eliminate landscape irrigation
  • Rainwater collection reduces water usage
  • Reflective roof surfaces to reduce heat gain