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Music City Center Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Music City Center Awarded LEED Gold Certification

CREATED Apr 9, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville's Music City Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification for new construction by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The rating system is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in green buildings.

Some of the features that led the certification include the four-acre green roof, a rainwater harvest system and extensive LED lighting with specialized controls.

The roof, which is the largest in the Southeast, is composed of 14 different types of vegetation which slow rainwater runoff and direct it to a 360,000 gallon collection tank.

"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."

The certification recognizes it as a showcase example of sustainable design and demonstrates leadership in transforming the building industry.

"We are tremendously proud of this achievement," said Marty Dickens, Chair of the Convention Center Authority. "It signifies Nashville's commitment to the environment, and the Music City Center is proud to be a part of the green building movement here."

Since it opened in May 2013, the Music City Center has hosted more than 250 events with over 300,000 attendees.