GS&P-Designed 1100 Charlotte Avenue Earns LEED Silver Certification

Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Features Recognized in Nashville Mixed-Use Tower

September 11, 2017   |   Nashville,  Tenn.   |   Projects

Gresham, Smith and Partners is pleased to announce that the GS&P-designed 1100 Charlotte Avenue mixed-use tower in Nashville, Tenn., has earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 1100 Charlotte Avenue is the first component and anchor of the 32-acre Capitol View development, housing HCA subsidiaries Parallon, Sarah Cannon and HealthTrust. The project’s enterprising sustainability features range from walkability and locally sourced materials to energy, water and pollution reduction.

“HCA, Skanska and GS&P worked with a united vision in order to achieve LEED Silver certification at 1100 Charlotte Avenue,” commented Ann McGee, AIA, LEED AP, project manager at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “Sustainable buildings are healthier – for both building users and the environment – and they are also more cost-efficient. From the project’s inception, the team worked hard to identify opportunities to incorporate smart, sustainable features into the building’s interior, exterior and larger site. We’re very proud to achieve this important certification and we know it couldn’t have been done without buy-in and support from everyone involved.”

The project’s most notable sustainability features include:

  • A walkable, tree-lined streetscape connected to Capitol View and surrounding communities
  • Convenient access to public transit and other alternative transportation modes
  • More than 75% of construction waste diverted from landfill
  • Contaminated soils and environmental hazards removed from site
  • Landscaping watered by rainwater and nuisance groundwater collected on-site
  • Stormwater treated prior to release into city’s system
  • Heat-reflecting roofing and paving materials
  • Energy-efficient systems and low-flow plumbing
  • Low VOC-emitting finish materials
  • More than 30% of building material value attributed to local sources
  • More than 20% of building material value attributed to recycled content
1100 Charlotte Avenue was also honored with “Development of the Year” award from NAIOP Nashville in 2017 and the George H. Cate, Jr., Award for landscape architecture at the 2017 Nashville Arbor Day celebration. Many of GS&P’s other Corporate + Urban Design projects have earned LEED certifications including Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks mixed-use medical mall, GS&P’s Jacksonville office, the CSX Jacksonville office, Auburn University’s Research Park and Chef James Bistro at Vanderbilt University.

“HCA, Skanska and GS&P worked with a united vision in order to achieve LEED Silver certification at 1100 Charlotte Avenue. From the project’s inception, the team worked hard to identify opportunities to incorporate smart, sustainable features into the building’s interior, exterior and larger site.”

Ann McGee, AIA, LEED AP, GS&P project manager
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