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I need some help trying to compile a list of LEED certified buildings and certification levels such as silver, platinum, etc. in Nashville. I do not know if Metro has such a list. This would include rehab buildings and new construction.

If you have information please post it here and we can get a list going.

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I need some help trying to compile a list of LEED certified buildings and certification levels such as silver, platinum, etc. in Nashville. I do not know if Metro has such a list. This would include rehab buildings and new construction.

If you have information please post it here and we can get a list going.

Thanks

There are only 2 built ones correct? The Hastings Office and the C&E Building on Vanderbilt's campus. There are countless under construction/about to start construction that will be certified. Want a list of those off the top of my head?

The Hastings Office is certified and the C&E is silver.

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I think Morgan Park Place is all LEED certified. The newest ones built were Platinum and the first ones were Silver certified. I was thinking there were more.

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I think Morgan Park Place is all LEED certified. The newest ones built were Platinum and the first ones were Silver certified. I was thinking there were more.

I was under the impression that they were very eco-friendly but not certified??? That project is certainly capable of being LEED certified (doubtfully Platinum) but the premium to dub your building as such is sometimes shrugged to place more environmentally conscious products and offerings to the project. 5th and Main will be certified (done in summer?) Can't remember if the Pinnacle will be or not. I think they just agreed to have a green roof much like the Westin. The Hastings project on 12th and Demonbreun and Griffin Plaza will both be certified, I believe. The 1515 Demonbreun building by Lionstone will also be certified (as well as the interior buildout of its anchor tenant).

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Here is a link to Nashville's ranking in overall sustainablity. I doesn't contain a list of LEED buildings but I thought it would be interesting to post. And yes, Pinnacle is LEED certified (silver I think).

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The reason I thought that MPP was LEED was the fact I took a a tour and the person that took me on the tour said it was certified. I know they have energy efficient systems for gas and electric, the parking lot has addressed the storm water drainage issue, and much of the buildings are built from recycled and Eco friendly materials. I will have to look and see.

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The reason I thought that MPP was LEED was the fact I took a a tour and the person that took me on the tour said it was certified. I know they have energy efficient systems for gas and electric, the parking lot has addressed the storm water drainage issue, and much of the buildings are built from recycled and Eco friendly materials. I will have to look and see.

Maybe confusing LEED with EarthCraft or something. According to the USGBC, it isn't certified (maybe the paper work hasn't gone through?).

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Maybe confusing LEED with EarthCraft or something. According to the USGBC, it isn't certified (maybe the paper work hasn't gone through?).

That is sure interesting. I asked them specifically about LEED certification the guy told me that MPP East was Platinum. The project is definitely green, but LEED, it looks like it may not be.

Thanks for the insight on this.

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That is sure interesting. I asked them specifically about LEED certification the guy told me that MPP East was Platinum. The project is definitely green, but LEED, it looks like it may not be.

Thanks for the insight on this.

When I did a tour, the agent described that one of the units in MPP East that was still available as being prepped for Platinum certification, and the remaining units were to be LEED-certified, albeit at a lower degree. (I'm not that familiar with the different LEED levels.)

Apparently, going for Platinum costs the builder for the test(s) to be "run", which, in turn, means that it costs the buyer. But it does allow you to say you live in a LEED-platinum property!

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When I had the chance to meet one of the organizers behind 5th and Main at the open house they had back in the fall, he had said that they were going for LEED certification, at least for the larger buildings (flats and lofts), as opposed to the townhouses. HOWEVER, this is what they say on their website.

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Lots of talk about being GREEN, but nothing explicit about LEED.

Maybe rather than failing to deliver, in case they don't qualify, they're waiting to see if they "pass". Then, they'll tout it.

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One that is just getting started that I've not seen much written about is The Acropolis. They are claiming to be the first LEED platinum-certified residences in the Southeast.

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They are barely out of the ground. They are up on the hill near what is now the Dog Park overlooking Centennial Park and downtown.

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I think there are 6 residents halls and a student center here as well. I would assume that the student center is LEED certified along with the halls. So that is 7 buildings at least in this one project.

I know the Acropolis is finally under construction after a long delay. Drove by the other day and the footers are going into place and the first floor is rising.

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Interesting that there is an article in the NBJ this week about the first LEED certified home in Nashville. This is in the Green Hills area. Here is the link.

http://nashville.bizjournals.com/nashville.../10/story6.html

I would have figured there would be other LEED homes already. This was a surprise to me.

There are countless of other programs that compete with LEED in the home market which is why you haven't seen too many. Also, the LEED for homes certification hasn't existed but for a year or two. Re: MPP and their LEED claims: often times developers and real estate agents claim buildings to be LEED even though they are not (mostly because they don't understand the process). You can have the most sustainable building out there but if you don't pay the extra cash for the certification, it isn't LEED and isn't contributing to a growing number of sustainable products available to builders/developers/architects/etc.

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Thanks for the help on that CandyAisles. You sound as if you have a good working knowledge of the LEED certification program. Keep us updated as you hear information. IMO, LEED certification is very important aspect of the urban built environment that few members of the public know about. I would love to see a some type of ordinance to phase in more LEED type buildings.

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Good article! Interesting. Sounds as if the USGBC needs to work a little harder and maybe broaden their guideline's some. Maybe even another classification of certification.

I am glad to see the wet lands restored. There is no reason this cant happen a lot of other places.

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Good article! Interesting. Sounds as if the USGBC needs to work a little harder and maybe broaden their guideline's some. Maybe even another classification of certification.

I am glad to see the wet lands restored. There is no reason this cant happen a lot of other places.

Owners and architects need to realize that participating in LEED doesn't just give you the plaque on a wall but contributes to the USGBC to make green products more readily available and cheaper to use. I'm glad they were able to save the wetland area but if everyone did this, our sustainable products would be very limited. Here's an interesting article about some of LEED's shortcomings as well.

http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/16/maynes-federal-building-too-sophisticated-for-leed/

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Pinnacle was going to be Silver but will now be only certified.

5th & Main is going to be certified.

Terrazzo is going to be certified.

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Thanks guys. Keep the info coming. I hope we have a lot more green buildings in the near future.

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You can do a search for LEED certified projects here:

http://www.usgbc.org/LEED/Project/Certifie...egoryID=19&

There is also a tab on that page to look at LEED Registered projects, which means the project is tryng to get certified, but has not completed all the documentation yet. The list also notes that "confidential" projects are not included, so there may be more in Nashville that have just opt-ed out of being listed.

Also, there are different types of LEED certification, not just Platinum, Gold, Silver, etc. There is LEED for renovation, for new construction, for schools, for interiors, and so on. So projects will differ slightly based on what Rating System was used.

Hope this helps!

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You can do a search for LEED certified projects here:

http://www.usgbc.org/LEED/Project/Certifie...egoryID=19&

There is also a tab on that page to look at LEED Registered projects, which means the project is tryng to get certified, but has not completed all the documentation yet. The list also notes that "confidential" projects are not included, so there may be more in Nashville that have just opt-ed out of being listed.

Also, there are different types of LEED certification, not just Platinum, Gold, Silver, etc. There is LEED for renovation, for new construction, for schools, for interiors, and so on. So projects will differ slightly based on what Rating System was used.

Hope this helps!

Here's the current state of the "Registered" projects, as of March 11, 2008.

While there were only three projects on that first link, (completed?), here's what shows up for REGISTERED projects, which I guess can be anywhere in the construction phase. 5th and Main does indeed show up. And isn't 1200 Laurel one of the earliest buildings down in the Gulch? I think it's apartments.

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Wow, this certainly helps. It looks as if a lot of these buildings have not even broken ground or are proposed. The one missing is The Acropolis which we thought was going for Platinum certification.

Thanks for this.

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And isn't 1200 Laurel one of the earliest buildings down in the Gulch? I think it's apartments.

1101 is the apartments.. not sure what 1200 would be? Maybe the older historic buildings that will be included in the Griffin Plaza project?

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