On June 4, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN, celebrated official recognition of the school’s efforts to make their new library a green building. Scoring 47 of the 69 points possible from the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, the library received a gold certification from the United States Green Building Council.

Some of the green characteristics of the AMBS library include triple-pane windows and use of natural light, efficient insulation and temperature control and also a landscape which effectively recycles rainwater. Most material for the construction project was gathered from the surrounding region and 92 percent of the building waste was recycled. read more