Hybrid cars get preferred parking at Bozeman, Montana library

Drive a cleaner car, feel special in Montana.

In order to qualify for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the Bozeman Public Library has reserved some parking spots near the entrance for hybrid vehicles and drivers who carpool. Giving preferential treatment to green cars is just one aspect of LEED. The certification process cost the library about $500,000 and also included upgrades like solar panels and no-flush urinals. LEED does discriminate, though, as to what kind of green car one drives. LEED doesn't currently support biodiesel vehicles, but biodiesel cars will likely be included in the next round of LEED standards. LEED is taken care of by the private nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council.

[Source: AP]

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