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LEED Gold Certification
Music City Center is LEED Gold Certified, which signifies the facility reduces stress on the environment by being more energy efficient.
Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. To achieve LEED certification, projects are verified and awarded points that correspond to a level of LEED certification: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The system focuses on several critical elements that work together to create the best building possible.
Music City Center earned LEED Gold Certification for Building Design and Construction (BD+C) in February 2014.
Designed by Atlanta-based firm TVS (previously tvsdesign) and Nashville-based firms Tuck-Hinton Architecture & Design and Moody Nolan, the building features a four-acre green roof, an array of 845 solar panels, a 360,000-gallon stormwater retention tank, and energy efficient technology.
During construction, Music City Center pledged to divert at least 50% of construction waste from landfills, use local building suppliers, and install 90% recycled glass within the facility. Low emitting VOC materials (adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, carpet, composite wood, and agrifiber products) and high-performance HVAC systems were utilized. Additionally, the facility was set up to operate within the Nashville District Energy System, using DES steam and chilled water to significantly reduce the use of refrigerants and decrease overall energy consumption.
Today, Music City Center's LEED Gold Certification guides day-to-day operations toward energy conservation, water management, and waste reduction, allowing us to fulfill our sustainability mission to save energy, divert waste, and reduce our carbon footprint for our guests, our community, and our environment.