Southeast Davidson Library & Community Center - LEED® Gold

LEED® Gold 2015

LEED® Scorecard


Building Features:


  • Neighborhood gathering point that gave second life to an old JC Penney store featuring a library, community center and park

  • Part of mixed-use complex called the Commons at the Crossing

  • Provides easy access to public transportation

  • Potable water use reduction: (Indoor) 39%

  • Construction Waste Diverted from the Landfill: 74 %

  • Lighting Power Density Reduction: 27% (below baseline code building)

  • Recycled Content in Materials: 23.81% (by cost)

  • Regional Materials: 51.82 % (by cost) regionally manufactured, 24% (by cost) of raw materials regionally sourced

  • Use of Low-Emitting materials

  • Innovation Point for Environmentally Preferable Interior Furnishings & Leadership Extraction Practices

  • Optimization of energy performance for HVAC, equipment and appliances

  • Library

    • The 26,000 sq. ft. space with increased digital media, tech centers, places for story time and selections for early childhood and young adults, and a community meeting space

    • Offers a bright, enjoyable space for learning, with ample daylighting infused throughout

  • Park

    • 3.5 acre park with a playground and walking trail

    • Kids can learn how to live more sustainably by interacting with a Socket sustainability “scavenger hunt” along the walking path. Socket's Hunt for Gold and Silver offers prizes at the nearby library after visiting all seven points that detail sustainable features of the site

  • Community Center

    • Includes an indoor gym, walking track, wellness equipment, teaching kitchen and rooftop terrace, fitness center, movement studio, game room and NBA regulation basketball court

    • Lobby features kiosk displays that present Socket’s sustainability memory games for kids