ABOVE: Lee Company headquarters in Berry Farms. // PHOTO BY BROOKE WANSER
The Tennessee IMPACT Conference, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council Tennessee , will hold an awards luncheon during the conference that, among others, will recognize the new headquarters of The Lee Company in Franklin “for pushing the envelope of green design in a (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) LEED New Construction project.”
Tennessee IMPACT will be held Oct. 11, 2018, at the Wellspire Center, located at 907 Gleaves St., Nashville, Tenn., 37203. It is USGBC’s largest conference held in the state, and an expected 100 attendees from the building design, construction and sustainability fields will come together to share strategies for continuing the push toward sustainable construction in the state. Education sessions, networking opportunities and prominent keynote speakers in the field of green building will give attendees actionable best practices to utilize in their own sustainability ventures.
An awards luncheon during the conference will honor the extraordinary building projects that are contributing to a greener built environment in Tennessee.
Individuals also will be honored.
Cory Duggin of TLC Engineering in Brentwood will be honored with a Green Leader, Volunteer award for this ongoing support of USGBC’s mission.
New to the event this year is a Women in Green Leadership Breakfast prior to the conference. This morning session will provide a platform for women in sustainability and green building fields to share their stories and learn from one another’s experiences.
The Lee Company project, in the Berry Farms development at the south edge of Franklin, was recognized for such features as maximizing onsite open space, minimizing light pollution, using water-efficient landscaping, optimizing energy performance, using low-emitting materials, and taking advantage of views.
Other winners are:
- Tennessee Environments: Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute, LEED Gold, for a LEED project dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s landscape and climate.
- Community Champion: Metro Nashville Public Schools, for pursuing LEED certifications in support of USGBC’s vision of green buildings for all.
- Exceptional Leadership: Crosstown Concourse, LEED Platinum, for demonstrating high levels of leadership in all facets of sustainable design.
- Green Leader, Organization: green|spaces, for their ongoing support of USGBC’s mission in Tennessee.
- Green Leader, Volunteer: Krissy Buck Flickinger, Looney Ricks Kiss, and Cory Duggin, TLC Engineering, for their ongoing support of USGBC’s mission in Tennessee.
The conference is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.