Nate Rau reports that the developer working with the May family to bring a corporate headquarters magnet to Bells Bend wants to have another shot at passing muster with the Planning Commission.
Aug 24, 2009 10:01 PM
A division of local contractors Broderick Builders, Green Hills Handyman, is hosting a contest for homeowners looking to "green up" their homes. The contest calls for homeowners to submit a 500-word essay about what sustainable improvements they would do to their home with a $5,000 budget. The winning entry will receive the sum for material and labor for their chosen project. The contest runs through October 15. For more details, see the release.
Aug 20, 2009 10:06 AM
The West End Avenue tower is the first private commercial building in the state to earn the LEED Gold rating, the second-highest in the pantheon of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Among the highlights of the Cat Financial Center's green features are: * Restructured building operation and maintenance practices to be sustainable best practices consistent with the LEED process * Reduced consumption of electricity by 6%, water by 22% and reduced solid waste by 49% * Installed low Mercury level fluorescent lights * Initiated a recycling and composting program * Formed a Sustainability Committee with employee representatives from various departments to sustain progress
Apr 1, 2009 9:31 AM
Middle Tennessee's cities and counties are getting more than $10 million in block grants from the Department of Energy to invest in efficiency and transportation programs.
“These investments will save taxpayer dollars and create jobs in communities around the country,” said Vice President Biden. “Local leaders will have the flexibility in how they put these resources to work – but we will hold them accountable for making the investments quickly and wisely to spur the local economy and cut energy use.”
Mar 30, 2009 7:00 PM
Colliers Turley Martin Tucker team member Dillard Adams Jr. has received the top rank for sustainable building professionals. Adams, the director of construction services for the Nashville Colliers' office, recently received the LEED Accredited Professional designation awarded by the Green Building Certification Institute. The distinction requires a strong familiarity with the green building practices championed by Institute's LEED Rating System. Adams will lend his sustainable building expertise to his daily tasks which include overseeing the addition and construction to Colliers' tenant spaces.
Mar 30, 2009 4:55 PM
Nate Rau reports on a compromise bill that will require residential builders to plant a certain number of trees in their developments.
“I think it’s an unnecessary ordinance, but I think it’s the least obtrusive and it’s going to cost the city the least amount possible to enforce it,” Sheely said. “If we have to pass something, this has been the least obtrusive proposal so far.”
Jan 19, 2009 8:08 AM
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