General Services Department
Seeking LEED Certification Case Studies - Gregory School
The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street, Houston 77019
- LEED Case Study (.pdf)
Case Study Exerpt -- The African American Library at the Gregory School is the City of Houston's first Gold Certified building. The Project, located in Houston, Texas, lies a short distance from downtown within the Fourth Ward and the historic Freedman's Town. The two-story, 26,000 sq. ft. facility features temporary and permanent historical exhibits, a restored classroom, a digitizing photo lab as well as an oral history recording room and visiting scholars' offices. Ample glazing provides daylighting and views which contribute to the library's organizational goal of providing safe, welcoming, and exciting facilities to customers. Use of durable, sustainable materials decreases facility maintenance costs and improves public perception.