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The green roof is an impressive sustainable feature of the building. It spans over four acres and was designed to mimic the rolling hills of Tennessee. With help from TVS Design, the lead architect, Roofmeadow, responsible for design and construction, and Greenrise Technologies, responsible for construction and maintenance, Music City Center is home to the largest green roof in the Southeast.
The Green Roof helps insulate the large Exhibit Halls beneath, helping to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool the building. It is made up of 14 different kinds of sedum plants and a waterproofing membrane. Sedum plants are drought and heat tolerant, which is necessary to withstand living on top of a building. These layers help reduce the urban heat island effect by lowering air temperatures and help improve storm water management by absorbing more water that would otherwise runoff into our local bodies of water, collecting pollutants along the way.
Our bees also call the Green Roof home. We keep hives on the roof to support the bee population in Nashville and provide pollinators for the many green spaces downtown. The honey produced each year is used in our kitchen. Our partners from the Nashville Area Beekeepers Association help our Bee Team manage the hives year-round.