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LEED for New Construction
Designed by Atlanta-based Thompson, Ventulett, and Stainback Associates and Nashville-based Tuck Hinton Architects and Moody-Nolan Architects, the 1.2 million square foot Music City Center was designed and constructed with sustainability in mind. Our facility is certified LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. Our high performance building envelope is equipped with a 4-acre green roof, array of 845 solar panels and energy efficient technology. The Music City Center started construction with the theme "reduce, reuse, recycle" earning a Brownfield Redevelopment credit by reusing an already-developed location which prevented additional loss of open space in our city. Our goal was to make construction as low-impact as possible by diverting at least 50% of our waste stream during construction to recyclables and using local building suppliers and 90% recycled glass within our facility. The MCC was constructed using low emitting VOC materials (adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, carpet, composite wood and agrifiber products) and utilizes state of the art high-performance HVAC systems, using the Nashville District Energy System steam and chilled water which significantly reducing the amount of refrigerant used in the facility and also decreases our energy consumption.