The USGBC East Tennessee Chapter (USGBC-ET) will recognize leaders in the green building community of East Tennessee at the first annual Chattanooga Green Light Awards event on Thursday, at green|spaces in Chattanooga, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Green Light Awards is an annual event to celebrate the accomplishments of the green building community and to show appreciation to USGBC-ET chapter members and volunteers. Awards include: Green Project Awards, given to projects which are leaders in terms of sustainable design, construction and/or operation from submitted projects selected by an independent jury, and the Green Light Award, the highest award given by the chapter to honor an organization that has been a leader in the community for the cause of sustainability in the built environment
2012 Chattanooga Green Light Award
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is recognized for enriching the lives of workers, residents and visitors through its commitment to indoor air quality, energy efficiency and sustainability, and for making the city of Chattanooga a more environmentally-friendly community.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has achieved Gold LEED-certification for its new corporate headquarters, Cameron Hill, which is the largest Gold LEED-certified corporate campus in Tennessee and the second largest in the nation, as well as LEED Gold certification for its Gateway building.
Cameron Hill was built with environmental sustainability, employee health and comfort, and cost savings in mind. These features include heat radiating parking garage roofing, a raised floor system which improves indoor air quality, storm water reducing landscaping, building design optimized to reduce energy costs, and high-performance lighting.
BlueCross’ Gateway building renovations, including a 198.24 kilowatt solar array, state-of-the-art water control, indoor air quality measures, and landscaping improvements have made it the second largest LEED Gold certified building in Chattanooga.
2012 Chattanooga Green Project Awards
The Crash Pad – Architect: River Street Architecture; Landscape Architect: Thomas Palmer; Contractor: Collier Construction
Sponsored by Patcraft Carpet, WorkSpace Interiors, and Hickory Construction, the event will include food by The Terminal, beverages from Riverside Wine and Spirits, and music from The Marquis' McGee Trio .
The cost to attend is $25/ticket (includes drinks, entertainment, and food).
For more information, go to http://etnusgbc.org/2013/01/usgbc-et-chattanooga-green-light-awards/.