Montclair Library Certified LEED Silver by the USGBC

KBE Building Corporation completed construction on Montclair Library in October 2015

​The Montclair Community Library can now add another distinction to its name – LEED Silver Certification. Constructed by KBE Building Corporation (KBE) and designed by The Lukemire Partnership, the 20,000 sf library opened earlier this year, but just received formal notification from the US Green Building Council of its Certification. 

In keeping with a growing national trend towards sustainability in building design and construction, the stunning new library features a plethora of energy-efficient features that help reduce building operating costs while minimizing its impact on the environment.

KBE served as General Contractor for the $10.3 million project. Some of the sustainable aspects of the Montclair Community Library include a vegetated “green” roof, water efficient landscaping, and low-emitting materials.

Montclair Community Library | Project Highlights

  • new construction of a 20,000 s/f steel-framed library
    • 2’ x 6’ timber ceiling with exposed ductwork, sprinkler system, and lighting, along with carefully placed clerestory glass allowing for maximum daylight
    • perimeter with elevated terrace with a combination of brick pavers and pea gravel protected by a stainless steel cable rail system
  • new construction of a 36,000 s/f parking garage
    • 16”-thick cast-in-place perimeter walls
    • 12”-thick cast-in-place ceiling with concrete beams totaling 96” x 36”
    • uniformly distributed openings on the east and north sides with an additional opening at the garage entrance on the south side
    • access to library by stairs and elevator

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2000, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, provides verification that a building was designed and built using aspects of efficient environmental health conservation strategies. The certification is divided into four categories: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Each category recognizes a building’s performance in specific areas, including: sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

Photographs of Montclair Library are available below.

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Caption: The Montclair Community Library received LEED Silver Certification thanks to General Contractor, KBE Building Corporation

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Caption: The Montclair Community Library received LEED Silver Certification thanks to General Contractor, KBE Building Corporation

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Caption: The Montclair Community Library received LEED Silver Certification thanks to General Contractor, KBE Building Corporation

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Credit: Paul Burk Photography

Caption: The Montclair Community Library received LEED Silver Certification thanks to General Contractor, KBE Building Corporation

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Credit: Paul Burk Photography

Caption: The Montclair Community Library received LEED Silver Certification thanks to General Contractor, KBE Building Corporation

About KBE Building Corporation

KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.

With offices in Columbia, MD, as well as Norwalk and Farmington, CT, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the $300 million firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.7 million and 11,734 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

t: 860.284.7431| c: 860.836.7517 | f: 860.284.7831 | e: jlawhorn@kbebuilding.com

Source: KBE Building Corporation


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About KBE Building Corporation Regionally located in Farmington, Conn., and Columbia, Md., KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S.

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