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Nance Place Awarded LEED Platinum Certification | 2012-01-27

Nance Place Awarded LEED Platinum Certification
First Multi-Family Development in Tennessee to Achieve Highest Green Rating
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Executive Director Phil Ryan today announced the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded its highest level, Platinum certification to the Nance Place apartments, located at 8 Academy Place in the Rolling Mill Hill neighborhood. The designation makes Nance Place the first multi-family development project in Tennessee to achieve Platinum LEED designation for its energy efficient and environmentally sensitive design and construction.
“We’re extremely proud of Nance Place,” said Ryan. “It’s a beautiful and energy efficient apartment community in downtown Nashville priced for people starting careers or perhaps winding down a career. Freeman Webb’s leasing efforts went very well and the property truly serves our moderate income downtown workforce.”
“Nance Place shows Nashville is committed to development which is on the cutting edge of both design and sustainability” said Mayor Karl Dean. “I would like for Nashville to be the greenest city in the Southeast, and the success of Nance Place demonstrates our progress toward that goal.”
Environmental programs initiated by Mayor Dean include the Nashville Energy Works program, which provides incentives for Nashville homeowners who undergo energy use evaluations, and an Open Space Master Plan, which calls for the acquisition and preservation of 22,000 acres of undeveloped land by 2035.
Nance Place is one of a number of development projects, both historic renovations or new construction, either complete or currently under construction in the Rolling Mill Hill neighborhood. The building features 109 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments as well as studio apartments for renters earning 60 percent or less of area median income. The apartments feature upscale, modern design featuring interior finishes with environmentally-friendly carpet, flooring, tile and wood cabinets built with recycled content. Each unit also features Energy Star-rated appliances and energy efficient lighting. The building also features a white “cool roof” which reduces heat transfer into the building during the high temperature summer months and an interior courtyard with an innovative rainwater collection and treatment system featuring drought-resistant plants and limited irrigation.
Moody·Nolan Architects and Dryden Abernathy Architecture and Design collaborated on the design of Nance Place. The contractor for the project was Bomar Construction of Nashville. The company was able to recycle more than 80 percent of all construction waste left over from the project. Leasing information about Nance Place is available online at www.nanceplace.com or by e-mailing nanceplace@freemanwebb.com
The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency administers a variety of urban and community development projects, works to increase the availability of affordable housing, and leads and supports revitalization efforts in downtown and neighborhoods throughout the city.