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Gerald R Ford Presidential Library Receives Green Certification

Gerlad R Ford Presidential MuseumThe demands of a presidential library are high, and these buildings serve as a part of the fabric of history for America.  This outstanding facility has recenly earned the platinum level from the Green Business League.  Locating in Grand Rapids, Michicagan; the hometown of Gerald R Ford, this presidential library is an outstanding facility.

The Gerald R. Ford Library collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public a rich body of archival materials on U.S. domestic issues, foreign relations, and political affairs during the Cold War era. Current holdings include 25 million pages of memos, letters, meeting notes, reports, and other historical documents. Also there are one-half million audiovisual items, including photographs, videotapes of news broadcasts, audiotapes of speeches and press briefings, film of public events, and televised campaign commercials.

The 1974-77 presidential papers of Gerald Ford and his White House staff form the core collection. These are supplemented by the pre- and post-presidential papers of Gerald Ford, the papers of Betty Ford, collections of Federal records, and more. Former government officials have donated personal papers, researchers in the period have given copies of research interviews, and private individuals associated with the issues and events of the time have given their materials.

The Green Business League conducted an assessment and audit of the facility to find 377 points toward the Green certification of the facility.  This merits the platinum level certification.  With the able assistance of David Bouck, a Certified Green Consultant; the Gerald R Ford Presidential Library has continually excelled in environmental improvements.

Plans are in place to install solar panels and employ a white roof to cut energy needs and reduce the carbon footprint of this facility.  The concept of a Green or sustainable building is a progressive effort that is not accomplished in one-time efforts.  As shown in the efforts of the management of the Gerald R Ford Presidential Library, the Greening of any facility is a commitment that is continually revisited.


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