Commitment to Sustainability

From the beginning of the initial design, President Clinton wanted his Presidential Center to be an educational project demonstrating green building design, construction, and operation.

LEED Certification

Upon completion of the Clinton Presidential Center, the Library was recognized with a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). In 2005, the Library was awarded with two Green Globes by the Green Building Initiative (GBI) for best practices in energy and environmental design. In 2007, through additional sustainability practices, the Library received a Platinum LEED Certification for Existing Buildings from the USGBC, the only federally maintained facility to receive this recognition. As the first LEED certified building in the state, the Clinton Library has become a catalyst for sustainability for non-profit, governmental, private, and commercial properties in Arkansas.
Maintaining the Center’s commitment to sustainability, Choctaw Station, which was built in 1899 and houses the Little Rock Foundation offices, became the oldest LEED-certified building in Arkansas in 2014. 

The Green Roof

Inside and out, the Center utilizes a variety of sustainability programs that reduce costs and its impact on the environment. In November 2007, the construction of a green roof on the Library was completed, adding green space to the Center that provides a habitat for plants, reduces storm water runoff, lessens urban heat island effects, improves energy efficiency, controls temperature, conserves water and cleans the air.

Sustainability by the Numbers

  • The Center uses 34% less energy than comparable code compliant buildings.
  • 306 solar panels provide part of the building’s energy.
  • The Center uses 23% less potable water than a comparable building
  • The Center uses 99% green cleaning products
  • Two levels feature bamboo flooring, a highly renewable resource
  • 95% of the Center’s waste is recycled
  • Carefully selected screens and glass reduce solar heat gain by 50%
  • The purchase of renewable energy certificates offsets 100% of the Center’s emissions

Upcoming Events

Our Center


Monday - Saturday: 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Sunday: 1p.m. to 5p.m.


1200 President Clinton Avenue

Little Rock, AR 72201


(501) 374-4242

Our renowned on-site restaurant, Forty Two, offers a variety of dining selections for Center visitors and locals alike. Stop by 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday to enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch featuring seasonal and locally grown ingredients. It’s farm-to-table in a modern museum setting. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at Forty Two; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website

The Clinton Museum Store offers a diverse selection of unique souvenirs and gifts, President Clinton’s favorite books, contemporary American arts and crafts, and a large array of specialty items from around the world. The Museum Store is conveniently located one block from the Clinton Presidential Center, and a shuttle provides free round-trip transportation from the Center to the Museum Store. Visit Website

The Clinton Climate Initiative’s Home Energy Affordability Loan (HEAL) is the first of a new breed of employer-sponsored “energy benefits” which bring energy efficiency and sustainable practices to the workplace. Employee Energy Benefits are turnkey programs that are delivered in much the same way as voluntary benefit offerings, such as a 401k or Flexible Spending Account. As the pioneer program in this movement, HEAL is primarily designed to lower the employee-participant’s home energy expenses, but future Energy Benefit offerings could target other areas of impact such as commuting/transportation or water conservation. Read More