Nashville’s Music City Center has been awarded LEED NC v2.2 Gold certification for new construction by the U.S. Green Building Council. The rating system is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in sustainable buildings.
At 1.2 million square feet, Music City Center is one of the largest building to receive LEED Gold certification this year. Some of the features that led the certification include:
- The 178,000sf vegetative roof counteracts urban “heat island” effect and helps to slow rain water runoff into enormous water tanks, resulting in an 80% reduction of water use.
- Baffles in the ceiling capture the south sun for better natural light in the facility
- Efforts have been made to design the building for ease of recycling
- Deep overhangs and glazing manage sunlight and shade
“The project and design team did an incredible job making LEED certification a top priority, and I know the Music City Center staff has continued to focus on environmental stewardship in day-to-day operations,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “We set out with an original target of LEED Silver, and I am extremely proud of the team for surpassing that goal and achieving LEED Gold certification. Green buildings like this one are key to driving our city and our economy toward a more sustainable future and to helping us reach our goal of being the greenest city in the Southeast.”
Music City Center was a design collaboration with tvsdesign/Tuck-Hinton Architects/Moody Nolan, Inc. Since it opened in May 2013, the Music City Center has hosted more than 250 events with over 300,000 attendees.
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