Lee Company Recognized for Green Design

Lee Company

The U.S. Green Building Council Tennessee (USGBC) held its annual IMPACT conference Oct 11 in Nashville. At the event, Franklin’s Lee Company received the Innovative Design, New Construction award for pushing the envelope of green design.

The Tennessee IMPACT Conference is USGBC’s largest conference held in the state, and 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 honored the extraordinary Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building projects that are contributing to a greener built environment in Tennessee.

Tennessee Leadership Awards also recognized local winners from around the
state, announced during a lunch reception honoring innovators in the following categories:

Innovative Design, New Construction: Lee Company Corporate Headquarters, LEED
Silver, for pushing the envelope of green design in a LEED for New Construction project.
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.

About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebookand LinkedIn. USGBC Tennessee advances USGBC’s mission through localized engagement and outreach throughout Tennessee.