Green Hills green build close to capacity

Freeman Webb project - state's first LEED Gold building - leased at 90 percent

Ten months after it opened, Freeman Webb's new headquarters building is nearly full.

Opening with 60,000 square feet of available space, the building is now at 90 percent capacity. The Freeman Webb Building was the first in Tennessee to receive LEED Gold certification.

"We're thrilled that The Freeman Webb Building has reached a stabilized occupancy which is a testament to our leasing team and the growing interest in green design from Nashville businesses," said Kent Burns, president of Freeman Webb Investments. "Given the unprecedented commercial real estate downturn and the fact that this building was delivered on time, within budget and then leased to over 90% occupancy, this is an amazing accomplishment in this environment."  

Leasing for project was handled in-house by Freeman's commercial division. Tenants include Ovation Inc., Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Baptist Sports Medicine and RBC Capital Markets.

The Hastings Architecture-designed, Wieck Construction-built building includes a green roof with more than 1,100 plants that reduces the building's cooling costs; retractable glass walls to provide open air access; occupant detection sensors to automatically turn lights on or off; an energy efficient HVAC system and air quality monitoring system; high-efficiency elevators; and interior and exterior constructed from recycled content.