Crosland Delivers LEED High-Rise

Crosland Delivers LEED High-Rise NASHVILLE, TN - Terrazzo, the 14-story, $68 million mixed-use condominium, office and retail development in The Gulch, was awarded Silver certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Achieving the certification makes Terrazzo the first LEED-certified high-rise in downtown Nashville, as well as the largest LEED-certified mixed-use residential high-rise in the Southeast.

Crosland began the LEED certification process for Terrazzo in 2007, when the project became pre-certified through the USGBC's core and shell pilot program during the early stages of development. Terrazzo was also the Southeast's first pre-certified LEED mixed-use residential high-rise.

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building meets stringent green-building and performance measures. LEED-certified projects are internationally recognized for being environmentally responsible and healthy places to live and work.

"Through this rigorous certification process, Crosland has set a new standard for sustainable living and work environments in Nashville," said Bill Barkley, president of Crosland's Tennessee division. "As Crosland's first LEED-certified project, Terrazzo also sets a new standard for all of the company's future developments."

Terrazzo incorporates a high level of regional and renewable materials, and its floor-to-ceiling glass provides abundant natural light. Terrazzo's other eco-friendly benefits include reduced water and energy consumption, better indoor air quality, and reduced ozone pollution and heat-island effect.

The following features of Terrazzo contributed to its LEED certification:

Expansive areas of glass provide occupants with abundant natural daylight, and the open floorplans allow light deep into the interior spaces.

The building's materials are comprised of considerable recycled content.

Bamboo floors are rapidly renewable and therefore highly sustainable.

The use of local materials reduced negative environmental effects of transportation; 24 percent of materials were manufactured or extracted within 500 miles of the site.

Recycling stations are located on each floor.

Energy Star appliances reduce the homeowner's energy consumption and energy bills.

Low-VOC paints, carpets, adhesives and sealants were used, and non-toxic cleaning products are used in the common areas, contributing to superior indoor air quality.

Green roofs, combined with white roof materials, help keep the building cool while reducing the urban heat-island effect and stormwater run-off from the site.

Terrazzo's landscape irrigation and plant selections reduce potable water consumption by at least 50 percent from industry norms.

Special parking is provided for bicycles and low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.

The building's urban location and its proximity to public transportation connects residents and tenants to the community, reducing the impact of urban sprawl.

Crosland's development team for Terrazzo included architects Hastings Architecture Associates and Manuel Zeitlin Architects, contractor The Parent Company, landscape architect Hawkins Partners, and civil engineer SSR.

"Achieving LEED certification is a team effort that requires extensive monitoring and reporting throughout the development process," said Barkley. "Terrazzo's development team included dedicated professionals who believe in creating sustainable buildings, and we applaud their critical role in adding the first LEED-certified high-rise to downtown Nashville's skyline."

Terrazzo is a 300,000-square-foot, $68 million, 14-story mixed-use development, with four floors of retail and office space topped by 10 floors with 117 high-end condominiums. It is the first fully integrated mixed-use project in The Gulch and downtown Nashville's first LEED-certified high-rise. Terrazzo is located at 700 12th Avenue South, on the corner of Division Street, at the southern gateway to The Gulch. Construction began in 2007 and was completed in early 2009.

Founded in 1937, Crosland is one of the most prominent diversified real estate companies in the Southeast and is recognized as a leading community builder. Its expertise in retail, multifamily, office, land development and general contracting enables it to be an innovator in multi-and mixed-use development.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Crosland has offices in Raleigh, Orlando, Tampa and Nashville, and develops, builds and manages properties in the Carolinas, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. The privately held company's portfolio and current projects have a market value exceeding $2 billion.
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