The Music City Center is not only a stunning new attraction for the city of Nashville, but is also a great example of sustainability. The convention and exhibit center, with its four-acre green roof, 845 solar panels, and 360,000 gallon rainwater collection tank (used for irrigation and to flush toilets) was designed to achieve a LEED® Silver Certification. In fact, it was awarded LEED Gold. It was also the winner of the 2013 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award in the Building Green category.

 

Project of the Week

This stunning, iconic addition to the city’s landscape was recently shown at greenroofs.com as the project of the week.

The undulating green roof surface is designed to mimic the rolling hills of Tennessee. The vegetative system provides natural insulation and building officials project an annual savings of up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.